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The fourth branch of The Coffee House group built on the site of the first coffee-house which opened in Fleet Street 300 years previously (in 1657) . Design and decor by Antoine Acket in association with Mr. E.E. Barlow FRIBA. This photograph shows the entrance to The Coffee House and the staircase leading to the balcony above. In the centre can be seen some of the Wareite surfaced tables which incorporate original etchings by Dolf Rieser and in the upper right hand corner can be seen one of two ceiling etchings produced by Dolf Rieser in several colours and in which BAKELITE polyester resin reinforced with glass fibre material has been used.

Designing Britain 1945-1975: The Visual Experience of Post-war Society 2002

The fourth branch of The Coffee House group built on the site of the first coffee-house which opened in Fleet Street 300 years previously (in 1657) . Design and decor by Antoine Acket in association with Mr. E.E. Barlow FRIBA. This photograph shows the entrance to The Coffee House and the staircase leading to the balcony above. In the centre can be seen some of the Wareite surfaced tables which incorporate original etchings by Dolf Rieser and in the upper right hand corner can be seen one of two ceiling etchings produced by Dolf Rieser in several colours and in which BAKELITE polyester resin reinforced with glass fibre material has been used.

The Coffee House, 15 Fleet Street. Design Council Archive.

An award of £132,000 from JISC enabled the delivery of a major project for the Design Archives, a suite of eight online e-learning and teaching resource modules based on the wealth of the Archives’ holdings.

Lecturers from a range of art and design disciplines were selected to author the modules utilising visual resources from the Design Archives and complementary collections elsewhere. Consequently, the selection of materials to be digitised was determined by specific teaching and learning objectives in the Art, Design and Communication HE community. Module authors were closely involved in the production process.

A conference to launch the project was held at the University of Brighton in 2002.

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Barbara Taylor • March 9, 2002


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