Deirdre Dyson creates WINDSWEPT LEAVES display




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A stunning display Windswept Leaves will appear at the Gallery (transformed by Timothy Hatton Architects) from 16 September. To celebrate the natural world, this work comprises a specially designed carpet inspired by leaves from British heritage trees, surrounded by 100 floating 3D-printed leaves.

For London Design Festival Deirdre Dyson will create a display that celebrates the beauty and variety of our natural world and underlines the importance of preserving this diversity. Entitled ‘Windswept Leaves’, this work comprises a specially designed carpet of falling leaves from British heritage trees, surrounded by one hundred 3D-printed leaves, kindly loaned to us by Timothy Hatton (architect of her gallery).

The ‘Windswept Leaves’ composition will hang in the light filled atrium of the Deirdre Dyson Gallery (554 Kings Road, SW6 2DZ), located in the heart of the Chelsea Design Quarter. It will be on display for four weeks from 16 September. Fans can own a piece of the unique artwork and support Sir David Attenborough’s chosen charity, Fauna & Flora International (see below).

Deirdre Dyson says: “We are responding to Chelsea Design Quarter’s theme of “The Elements” for this year’s London Design Festival. Timothy Hatton is contributing some of the precious leaves from his Human Nature installation at aqua shard, designed to commemorate Sir David Attenborough’s 90th birthday and to highlight the importance of protecting our natural environment. Happily, these leaves and my sustainable carpet are a perfect fit for this concept and visitors can help Sir David’s chosen charity by buying the leaves!”

Timothy Hatton’s original nine metre Human Nature floating structure ( was comprised of thousands of 3D-printed components made from 100% recycled waste plastic, highlighting how we can reduce our impact on earth’s fragile ecosystems through recycling. Ninety leaves were offered as a limited edition and over £45.000 has been raised for Fauna & Flora International (, the conservation charity which Sir David Attenborough is a patron of. If you would like to donate and own a leaf, click here:

Deirdre Dyson

Deirdre Dyson specialises in bespoke hand-knotted rugs and carpets. The key to Deirdre's design style is simplicity of line and a use of colour that is based on her experience as a fine artist.

Deirdre produces a collection every year to add to her existing Design Library and all designs can be manufactured in any variant required. We also undertake one-off commissions.

Applications range from private to professional, and have included fashion boutiques, hotels, public foyers and property developments.

For large scale projects, we can also produce 100% wool pass machine and machine-tufted carpets.

Ethics are very important to Deirdre Dyson, all our hand-knotted carpets are GOODWEAVE certified.

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