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.
Alex Williams is a film animator and cartoonist based in London and Los Angeles. He was born in 1967, grew up in Notting Hill and was educated at Westminster, Camberwell and Merton College Oxford.Find out more
Ashley Hicks is a designer of furniture, interiors, textiles and graphics. Born in London in 1963, he studied at Bath Academy of Art and at the Architectural Association. In 1990, he married Italian designer Allegra Tondato.Find out more
After completing their Masters in Architecture at the Royal College of Art, Jay Osgerby and Edward Barber, founded BarberOsgerby in 1996. They then went on to set up Universal Design Studio Ltd in 2001.Find out more
Chloe Fremantle was born in London in 1950 and, between 1968-72, studied at the Byam Shaw School of Art, London. From 1972-87, Chloe lived in Italy, Scotland, France and New York, and has settled in London with musician and illustrator husband.Find out more
Danielle Eubank is an oil painter from Occidental, California, and holds an MFA from UCLA. She is known for her undulating, ‘close up’ paintings of water, remarkable for the way they capture the personality of the subject.Find out more
Hugo Grenville was born in 1958. Although he first exhibited in London at the Chelsea Arts Society at the age of 15 whilst still at Eton, it took him another 14 years to become a full-time painter.Find out more
Joanna Lumley was born in India and educated in the Far East and Sussex. During the Sixties, she was a photographic model which led her into the acting career she had always longed for.Find out more
John Hubbard was born in the USA in 1931 and was educated at Harvard University. In his early 20's, he completed, three years service in the military, based in Japan.Find out more
Jonathan Yeo is one of Britain's best contemporary portrait painters. Almost entirely self-taught, Yeo followed his natural love of painting after an illness whilst studying for a degree in Literature and Film.Find out more
Keith Tyson was born in Cumbria in 1969, studying at the Barrow-in-Furness College of Engineering, Carlisle College of Art and then at the University of Brighton. His first solo exhibition was in 1990.Find out more
Marc Stanes was born in London in 1963. He started photographing natural structures at 14 with a camera borrowed from his father. A photographer for over 25 years, his commissions have taken him all over the world.Find out more
Mat Collishaw was born in Nottingham in 1966. He went on to study at the Trent Polytechnic between 1985-86, and in 1989 graduated with a BA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths College, London.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
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
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
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
Raymond Briggs trained at the Wimbledon School of Art and the Slade. His father was a milkman and his mother a maidservant. Since 1957, he has been an illustrator and writer.Find out more
Tracey Emin's art is one of disclosure, using her life events as inspiration for works ranging from painting, drawing, video and installation, to photography, needlework and sculpture.Find out more