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It signifies neither more nor less than the starting point of the smaller modern house, which spread from there over the whole country. ~Herman Muthesius, The English House, 1904
Bedford Park, outside London, was the first garden suburb, a fashionable area in the 1880s, created by developer Jonathan Carr with a "village atmosphere" yet be close enough to the city of London proper. The poet W.B. Yeats and painter Camille Pissarro lived there. It sat on 24 acres in West London and was only 30 minutes away by steam train. It was known for its many fine trees. The first architect was Edward William Godwin, a leader in the Aesthetic Movement. Bedford Park is now a conservation area.
There are several color and pattern variations of this pattern; I'll be adding these as time and interest allow.
This tile set has two complementary variations, as shown:
One of De Morgan's earliest designs, Bedford Park Daisy, was influenced by Morris's daisy and columbine patterns. This version is available on marble or ceramic tile.
Title: Bedford Daisy
Set: Not a set
Size: 4.25 or 6 inch square tiles (15.4 cm)
Thickness: 3/8 inch (1 cm)
Weight: 11.5 ounces (326 grams), Ceramic or 21 ounces (596 grams) marble
4.25 inch square tiles: $42 each
6 inch square tiles: $53 each
Minimum Order: 8 tiles, any combination.
Pricing for quantity standalone tumbled tiles, that is they are not part of a set or mural such as the fairy tale tiles, is as follows:
4 inch square tiles: $48 each
6 inch square tiles: $61 each
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