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.
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
Throughout Michael's career, through work in many different media, he has explored the expressive potential of commonplace objects and images. He is also known as an influential art teacher at the Goldsmiths College London.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
Michaela Edwards is a London based designer within Cube-d, the global in-house creative team at Bloomberg. From New Zealand, Michaela studied Media Arts at Wintec in the Waikato. Michaela has lived and designed in London since 1999.Find out more
Miranda Richardson first startled audiences in Mike Newell’s Dance with a Stranger, in which she played Ruth Ellis, the last woman to be hanged in England. Subsequent roles confirmed her as an actress of consummate ability and consistency.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
Olly & Suzi
Olly & Suzi have been making art together since meeting at Central St. Martins School of Art in 1987. Whilst exploring America they encountered Native American art and mythology.Find out more
Philip Treacy was born in 1966 in a tiny village called Ahascragh in County Galway, in the West of Ireland. He started sewing when he was about five, making dresses and hats for his sister’s dolls.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
Paul Morrison was born in Liverpool in 1966. In 1998 he graduated with a Postgraduate DIP and an MA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths College of Art. He lives and works in Sheffield and London.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 Newman is an artist whose work encompasses sculpture, video, painting and photography. Born in London in 1969, he studied at Goldsmith College from 1987-90. He has exhibited widely in Britain and abroad.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
Polly Morgan is British and lives and works in London. She was born in 1980 and began working as an artist in October 2005. A love of animals and desire to preserve them led her to learn taxidermy, under the tutelage of taxidermist George Jamieson.Find out more
Qiu Zhijie was born in 1969 in Fujian and is one of China’s most versatile artists. He is a conceptual photographer known also for his paintings, calligraphy, installations and video. Qiu’s works are intensely philosophical and quirky.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
Rachel Howard (born 1969, Easington, Co.Durham, UK) is best known for her abstract paintings in which layer upon layer of poured paint is built up, relying on gravity, precision and chance to determine the painting’s construction.Find out more
Widely acknowledged as an influential English artist and cartoonist, Ronald Searle was born in Cambridge in 1920. He became a regular contributor to the Cambridge Daily News aged 15 and subsequently put himself through art school.Find out more