Wool House at Somerset House

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Above: Entrance lobby featuring (left to right) Mammoth Chair by Any Somerville; Chequers carpet by Arabella McNie; Hummingbird Wallhanging by Alexander McQueen for The Rug Company and  Clouds by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Kvadrat

It’s the middle of March and winter seems to be hanging on with a vice-like grip over the country. So what better time and place than a rain soaked Blighty to highlight the wonderful things you can do with wool.

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Above: Hallway featuring runner by Christian Zuzunaga in association with Brintons

Somerset House is playing host to Wool House in the newly renovated West Wing. Seven individual rooms have been created by leading designers, to transform Somerset House into a home made of wool.Wool_House_Fox_Linton_Main copy

Above: Classic Drawing Room by Fox Linton Associates

Room sets created by Donn Wilson, Ashley Hicks, Mary Fox Linton of Fox Linton Associates and Kit Kemp feature alongside a giant Crochetdermy Brown Bear by Shauna Richardson and a 100 feet runner designed by Christian Zuzunaga in association with Brintons.

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Above: Study by Ashley Hicks

The diverse potential applications of wool are highlighted through this exhibition. Wool House is designed to show wool as a modern and luxurious material as well as traditional. Applications of wool on show include includes interiors, fashion and crafts.

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Above: Modern Room by Anne Kyyrö-Quinn

The exhibition has been organised by The Campaign for Wool, for which HRH The Prince of Wales is Patron and is funded by various wool companies, councils and wool organisations from all over the world.

Wool House is open at the West Wing of Somerset House until 24th March 2013 and entry is free.

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