British design from the National Archives

Rare beautiful designs to inspire your own creations.

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Inspiration

The Design Collection provides inspiration for artists, fashion and interior designers

Design history

The National Archives holds almost 3 million designs from 1839 to 1991

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Inspiration and imagination

We asked designers to choose one print from our collection and use it as a source of inspiration for their own work.

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