‘Entwining’ by Barbara Gardner

Entwining Barbara Gardner

‘Entwining’ by Barbara Gardner

“When I visited London in March this year I looked around and saw the young doing what we all did back then.”


“… standing kissing each other, arms wrapped around each other, weaving in and out avoiding oncoming people on the busy London streets. Everyone was connected via their phones but independently surviving like ivy up a wall. Then I wondered how one could express this simply through materials to be used … I saw a ball of string on the sideboard. I have a small press and I had such fun and made such a mess in my kitchen.”


Gardner, mother of two grown daughters, remembers London in the 1960s as “Free love and flower power.”

‘Entwining’ by Barbara Gardner will be displayed at Type Tasting with the London Design Festival 2013 at the V&A.

Display: 14 – 19 September 2013
Drop in workshops: 10am – 5pm, 14 & 15 September 2013’London Design Festival Hub
Design Studio, Sackler Centre
Cromwell Road
London SW7 2RL
ldf at v&a  v&a