The recent fabrics created by Kirkby Design include the distinctive look of the London Underground to celebrate the 150th Anniversary and were collaborated with Transport for London. A truly iconic pattern which gave me a pang of nostalgia , made in rich velvet and a variety of colour´s true to the original´s.
Blend the high quality weaves with existing furniture and have a piece of British History at home , upholster a chair to bring memories into your comfort zone or use at the office , and include style with our British Heritage.
As head of the London Underground in the 1910s and 1920s and of the newly merged London Transport in the 1930s, FRANK PICK (1878-1941) was instrumental in establishing the world’s most progressive public transport system and an exemplar of design management.
From the red, white and blue roundel that has symbolised the London Underground since the 1910s and the diagrammatic map which enabled 1930s Londoners to find their way around the fast-expanding underground train network, to publicity posters and upholstery fabrics created by famous artists such as Man Ray and Edward Nash, many of the best known – and best loved – images of London were commissioned by one man, Frank Pick.
London Underground was formed in 1985, but its history dates back to 1863 when the world’s first underground railway opened.
Today, London Underground is a major business with three million passenger journeys made every day, serving 275 stations and over 408 km of railway.
Past and future
London has changed a lot since the first stretch of line – the Metropolitan, or Met – opened on 9 January 1863. The first stretch measured six kilometres (nearly four miles) and ran between Paddington (Bishop’s Road) and Farringdon Street.
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