Changes of Direction
new works by peter hall
1 - 14 september 2017
English born, Hall was one of London’s most popular and best-selling furniture fabric designers in the 1960s and early 1970s, the city’s golden age of high fashion design as exemplified by Carnaby Street and brands such as Mary Quant.
Hall created fabric designs and collections for many of Britain’s high profile retailers including Heals, Liberty, Sanderson, Conran, Moygashel and John Lewis. Several of his designs were so successful they have never since sold as many yards of fabric and as a result some of his work now resides alongside other iconic designers including Mary Quant in London’s Victoria and Albert Museum.
Hall left London for South Africa in the mid 1970s where he ran the design studio of furnishing and fabric operations for the multinational Tongaat Group. After a successful decade in South Africa he made the shift to Auckland to head the design studio for fabric manufacture Maurice Kane.
Now almost 80, Hall is still creatively busy spending time painting New Zealand and global landscapes, the occasional portrait and his contemporary and bold design & fabric-inspired pieces
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