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The House of Silverfish
An International Touring Exhibition
2003
 
A site-specific response to
Woolmers Estate
 
Various objects and cabinet
" In 1853 Thomas Archer commissioned a young Maltese designer, Barry Silverfish, to fit out his dining room. As a consequence, the Woolmers Estate dining room houses one of the most significant surviving examples of Silverfish wallpaper in the world. For a short time only, the estate is hosting an exhibition of boutique objects styled by Shaz Harrison-Williams and Penny Malone; two gifted designers from Barry's now internationally acclaimed design studio - The House of Silverfish."

A fashion house fiction created from the silverfish-ravaged dining room wallpaper, so as to recontextualise it as authentic design, as opposed to damaged goods.

Designers Penny Malone and Shaz Harrison-Williams were commissioned to fabricate objects from fabrics incorporating silverfish shapes scanned directly from the wallpaper.