Planned as 'a tonic to the nation' after the dark days of the war, the exhibition took place in 1951 and showcased the best new British design.
Although fairly small, the exhibition has a great collection of items from the festival. One of the highlights is a quilt with patches representing each of the hundred years that had passed since the Great Exhibition of 1851.
Centre stage is the 1950s living room, put together by Homes & Antiques magazine. So many classic pieces, that remain just as covetable today. (Pictures from Homes & Antiques magazine.)
Linking to Flea Market Finds at Her Library Adventures.