Top artists from the worlds of art, drama, illustration, cartoon, fashion design and literature have donated designs for Deckchair Dreams.
Since the launch of the project in 2006, artists, designers and celebrities such as Tracey Emin, Alexander McQueen, Phillip Treacy, Damien Hirst, Sir Peter Blake, Ben Fogle and Quentin Blake have donated deckchair designs inspired by London's Royal Parks.
The deckchairs designs are printed onto woven canvases, attached to sustainsable merpauh wood frames to create stunning deckchairs to exhibit and sit on, each summer within the green space of the Royal Parks.
Thank you to Bloomberg and all our deckchair artists who make this project possible. Not only do they help to bring art into the Parks, but they help raise vital funds for our community and education programmes via auctioning original artwork and sales of the deckchairs and tote bags through our online shop.
A French designer, Agnes B. is a keen observer of life from which she draws inspiration as the sole designer for her collections for women, men, children and Voyage, as well as a cosmetics line.Find out more
Rising fast through the fashion ranks since the age of 16, McQueen became one of the most famous and respected international fashion designers in the world.Find out more
Well-known for her romantic textiles and vibrant range of pattern inspired from the natural world, Celia Birtwell is and was one of the most important textiles designers of her generation.Find out more
The highly acclaimed fashion and textile designing duo was founded in 1992 when Wakako Kishimoto and Mark Eley met as students in New York.Find out more
Fergus Henderson is world renowned for his “Nose To Tail” approach to food which sees such unusual delights as chitterlings, chicken necks and squirrel make regular and welcome appearances on his award winning menus.Find out more
Painter Gary Hume, born in 1962, was one of the generation of British artists who graduated from Goldsmiths College, London and came to prominence in the early 1990s. He first received critical acclaim with a body of work known as the ‘door’ paintings.Find out more
Born in Naples in 1955, Neri moved to New York in 1978 to play professional football. He studied painting and sculpture at the Art Students League, and became a full time artist in 1980.Find out more
Heston Blumenthal of The Fat Duck in Bray, Berkshire has been described as a culinary alchemist for his innovative style of cuisine. His work researches the molecular compounds of dishes so as to enable a greater understanding of taste and flavour.Find out more
Julie Verhoeven is a true artistic polymath: she’s as much at home as a practising visual artist as she is designing, illustrating, and art directing in both the fashion and music industries.Find out more
Ken Russell was a film director with a penchant for the flamboyant, the bizarre and the excessive. Born in Southampton, he served in both the RAF and the Merchant Navy, and moved into television work after a brief affair with dancing and photography.Find out more
Matthew Williamson is world renowned for his highly recognisable signature aesthetic: a master of print, embellishment, attention to detail and kaleidoscopic colour.Find out more
For almost twenty-five years Michael Clark has been redefining the nature and limits of contemporary dance. His perversely virtuoso and anarchic choreography and absurdist staging of his performances have radicalised dance’s relationship to itself.Find out more
Born in London in 1944, Nyman studied at the Royal Academy of Music and King’s College, London. Apart from his student works he began composing in 1976 for a production of Goldoni’s Il Campiello and has composed continuously since then.Find out more
Glasgow-based Coley is an established international artist whose work examines the way in which the values of a society are reflected in its built environment.Find out more
Within 20 years of his introduction to fashion Paul Smith had established himself as the pre-eminent British designer. He manages to transmit a genuine sense of humor and mischief mixed with his love of tradition and the classics.Find out more
Novelist, biographer and poet Peter Ackroyd was born in London in 1949. He graduated from Clare College, Cambridge, and studied at Yale University as a Mellon Fellow. On his return from the US, he worked for The Spectator magazine.Find out more
Peter Saville is a designer of unique influence on visual culture. For over twenty-five years he has produced essential innovations in the field of communications, significantly affecting the interplay between art, design and advertising.Find out more
Quentin Blake was born in 1932 and is one of Britain’s, and the world’s, best-known illustrators. His first drawings were published in Punch when he was 16.Find out more