Bing & Grondahl “Tivoli”
This very smart design from Bing & Grondahl is called “Tivoli”, and was designed by Martin Hunt c1970s.
Martin Hunt, Co-Designer of the award winning Hornsea Lancaster Vitramic and a huge number of other Hornsea designs – also designed several dinnerware series for Bing and Grondahl and Rosenthal. The Bing & Grondahl designs include Tivoli, Korinth and Cumulus (decoration by Carl Harry-Stalhane) .
The same forms Martin Hunt designed for Tivoli were also used on the series Delphi, Olympia, Sahara, Troja, Corinth, Marrakech and Casablanca. All of these designs are now quite hard to get hold of.
If you want to see more Martin Hunt designs go to the V&A collections online here for Martin. They have a very large collection of his designs from the 1970s until current day, including some of the B&G designs mentioned above.
Berit Ternell “Fleur”, T G Green
This design really stood out to me, and I was surprised to see a T.G. Green backstamp on the back as it looked so Scandinavian in style when I came across it at an auction some time ago (but didn’t purchase because of the poor condition of many of the pieces).
It turns out the design, labelled “Fleur” is by none other than Berit Ternell, the very well known and respected Swedish designer. She was commissioned by T G Green in 1961 to design a twist on “Cornishware” along with Judith Onions. In addition to re-designing some of the Cornishware forms, Berit Ternell came up with this very Scandinavian looking and popular design called “Fleur”. It was a full oven to table and kitchen range.
Fleur Design, Berit Ternell for T G Green
We see so much of T G Green’s “Cornishware” it is easy to forget that dozens of other designs were produced by this iconic British pottery. There is a comprehensive visual catalogue of most of the T G Green designs on Pinterest here.
Below are some more examples of “Fleur” from the T G Green Pinterest page: Read more
T G Green Channel Islands Series
Judith Onions had already successfully restyled the Cornish Ware range in 1968 when she was joined by Martin Hunt RDI to design an entirely new range.
They produced four clear, bold and very British designs (each with a very different pattern). They named them after the English Channel Islands Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, Sark and later Herm.
Pieces in the Jersey and Sark designs seem to be the easiest to get hold of these days. My favourites are the blue Jersey and Sark in any colour as it has such a fantastic texture created by the ribbed design.
Each of The Channel Islands designs was produced in a number of colours – Honey, Grey, Blue, Green, Brown & Orange.
T G Green – Jersey Blue Tea Cup – Judith Onions
T G Green – Jersey Blue Coffee Pot – Judith Onions
T G Green Alderney – Pinterest page for T G Green