The Archivist’s Edit is curated by legendary archivist Anna Buruma, the protector and custodian of Liberty’s design history for over 20 years. Encompassing 20 beautiful prints, the collection shines a light into the more unusual and lesser-known corners of Liberty’s archive.

Fragile fragments and half-forgotten artworks are regenerated into new designs by the in-house artists, drawing inspiration from Buruma’s favourite themes from the archive as well as from across her own life and history. The result is a personal and proudly eccentric curation of prints.

“I like to challenge the design team, by showing them interesting but unresolved designs in the archive pattern books. There is so much potential in the pattern books, but the team usually doesn’t have the time needed to take the fragment of a pattern and turn that into a finished design.” – Anna Buruma