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.
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
Richard Rogers is an internationally renowned architect. He is Chief Adviser to the Mayor of London on Architecture and Urbanism and also serves as Adviser to the Mayor of Barcelona’s Urban Strategies Council.Find out more
Rob and Nick Carter
Rob and Nicky Carter are a married couple who live in London and have been working together for ten years. They are essentially colourists. They work in the mediums of photography, painting, sculpture and film.Find out more
Rob Kesseler is a visual artist and Professor of Ceramic Art & Design at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design. Born in 1951 in Solihull, sandwiched between the industrial heartlands of the midlands.Find out more
Robert J. Lang
Robert J. Lang has been an avid student of origami for some forty years and is now recognised as one of the world's leading masters of the art, with over 500 designs catalogued and diagrammed.Find out more
As his musical career progressed in the Rolling Stones, Ronnie Wood continued his passion for painting and drawing and it's as natural to find him with a pencil as with a guitar, drawing portraits and finding inspiration from his musical influences.Find out more
Rose Gray and Ruth Rogers
The partnership of Rose Gray and Ruth Rogers went from strength to strength after opening The River Café in 1987. Their intention was to bring to London the flavours of Italian home cooking using the finest seasonal ingredients.Find out more
Sam has exhibited in London, at the Groucho Club, Cross Street Gallery, and Simon Finch Art. Her paintings have been commissioned by Jigsaw; Tokyo: JAM; Simon Finch Art and Woody's.Find out more
Sam Taylor Wood
Sam Taylor-Wood makes photographs and films that examine, through highly charged scenarios, our shared social and psychological conditions.Find out more
Born in Beijing in 1948, Shanglin lived in Shanghai during his early years and then moved to Hong Kong in the late 1970s where he works in business and commercial design.Find out more
Sir Peter Blake
Born in 1932 in Dartford, Kent, Sir Peter Blake studied at Gravesend School of Art before being accepted into the Royal Academy of Art, London.Find out more
Simon Gudgeon is an acclaimed British sculptor, whose unique style conveys the movement and emotions of nature in smooth forms and lines.Find out more
Stanley McMurtry (Mac) "This actually happened to me. I was sitting on the grass in one of the Parks and a Jack Russell terrier peed against my back. Maybe he had a grudge against cartoonists"!Find out more
Susan Stockwell's work takes many forms from small elaborate studies to large-scale installations, sculpture, drawings and collage. Her work includes manipulating everyday, domestic and industrial disposable materials into works of art.Find out more
Susie Hamilton trained at St Martins School of Art, Byam Shaw School of Art and London University where she studied English Literature. Since 1997 she has shown with the Paul Stolper Gallery, London.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
In a career spanning several years, Will Young has won Brit Awards, had number one singles, and top albums and clocked up sales of over 7 million.Find out more
Professor William Alsop OBE RA is one of the most prominent of UK architects. His practice is an international operation, but one guided by the principle that architecture is both vehicle and symbol of social change and renewal.Find out more