Underground by Kirkby Design

Underground by Kirkby Design
September 2015

Galapagos loves working with the Underground velvets range! Our Bartholomew chairs are available in the full spectrum of Bakerloo velvet colours, with contrasting and matching piping, and handmade cushions to complete the look.

To celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the London Underground, Kirkby Design have collaborated with Transport for London to recreate five iconic moquette designs originally used for seating fabric across the Underground transport network. 

The designs have been stripped back and re-coloured in Kirkby Design's signature palette, encapsulating the spirit of the original designs whilst adding a contemporary twist to suit modern tastes. Design sources include iconic 1930s London buses, 1950s Green Line coaches and Tube seating from the 1970s and 1990s.