William Yeoward, British glassware designer and renowned tastemaker, passed away on Tuesday at the age of 62 after a long battle with cancer, reported House & Garden. He was known for his gregariousness, warmth, and love of antique crystal. “Willie’s contribution to the design world was as giant as his personality,” wrote friend and H&G creative director Gabby Deeming. “Every meeting with Willie left you feeling more upbeat, more positive and more convinced of the fun of life. He believed so passionately in his work and his people, designing with flair and fun, and always with great style.” Screw Cancer, a charity (and app) Yeoward founded that stores all of the information related to a patient’s diagnosis and treatment in one easy-to-access place, will continue the work in his memory. Donations can be made here.
Best and favorite line from a recent interview, ” ( decorators) are not psychiatric helpers”.
We are fortunate to represent the line of furniture that WY culled from his own home collections- every piece is fabulous!