Classic Contemporary

Classic Contemporary

The DNA of Furniture Design

  1. Tim Gosling
  2. Foreword by Michael Palin
  • ISBN 9780500517833
  • 30.00 x 25.50 cm
  • Hardback
  • 240pp
  • With 235 illustrations in colour and black and white
  • First published 2015

Classic contemporary design by one of the UK’s leading interior designers, set within the context of historical styles from the 18th century to the 21st

Classic Contemporary

‘Tim Gosling is an authoritative guide, whose passion for craftsmanship, materials and creative expression shine through the lively text’ – House and Garden
‘Classic Contemporary portrays Regency, Victorian, Art Deco and Modernism in a new light, demonstrating how these styles from the past are being reinterpreted for a richly creative interiors future’– Designer Kitchen and Bathroom

Tim Gosling has an international reputation for designing exquisite interiors and beautifully crafted furniture for a range of public and private clients. Whether it is a Georgian town house or a Victorian mansion, a Venetian penthouse or 
a Florida residence, Gosling’s response to the architecture as well as to the needs of those who commission him results in a look that is both classic and contemporary. Every element is produced using the finest materials and to the most exacting standards by highly skilled British craftsmen.

In Classic Contemporary, Gosling discusses the historical sources, from the 18th century to the 20th, as well as the work of his contemporaries that have influenced him and his work. By analysing in DNA-type depth what made historic styles so successful, so long lasting and often so beautiful, he is able to show how they can be adapted for contemporary tastes.

Through these pages, Regency, Victorian, Art Deco or Modernism can be viewed in a new light, resulting in a book that provides a unique insight into the work of one of today’s most popular and respected designers.

Tim Gosling is a British furniture designer and interior designer. He carries out private commissions worldwide as well as commercial projects, such as the interior of The Goring, one of London’s most prestigious hotels.