“Exhibitions of my artwork began in 2010. Although growing up in a Modern Movement house is most likely where my life in art and design first took hold. Perhaps as a direct result of this visual influence growing up, my working life has focused heavily on textiles, pattern-making, and furniture design – All of which undoubtedly contribute to the type of artwork I enjoy making.” – Tom Ritson
Brackenfell was designed by Sir Leslie Martin and Sadie Speight for Alastair Morton in 1937.
Alastair Morton was Design Director for Edinburgh Weavers – a research unit established by his father to pioneer fabric design in keeping with contemporary architecture and interior decoration.
Sadie Speight designed the interiors of Brackenfell, commisioning interior works from artists such as Ben Nicholson and Barbara Hepworth – Artists who have contributed to the history of abstraction.
Sir Leslie Martin strongly influenced the course of post-war British architecture. Later leading the design team for London’s Royal Festival Hall in 1948.