The exhibition celebrates design duo Harriet Vine MBE and Rosie Wolfenden MBE, who met at Chelsea College of Art and founded Tatty Devine when they graduated in 1999.
The pair soon started trading from a market stall in east London and developed a signature style that has seen them featured in Vogue and stocked in Harvey Nichols and Whistles.
Misshapes will feature over 100 pieces from the past 23 years, from the early leather cuffs and piano belts to giant two metre versions of their ‘greatest hits’ including a huge lobster, parrot and dinosaur. The show will include sketchbooks, ephemera and two new films plus newer pieces which illustrate how Tatty Devine continues to embrace technology and cultural shifts.
Wolfenden said: “We are so excited for Misshapes: The Making of Tatty Devine to be opening in Brighton and Hove, a place that has always embraced everything Tatty Devine makes and stands for.”
CEO of Royal Pavilion and Museums Trust, Hedley Swain, added: “We are so thrilled to have Tatty Devine at Hove Museum. Their work matches the Brighton and Hove style beautifully, and we want to develop Hove Museum as the local home for creativity and making so this exhibition is a perfect match.”