Harrods’ Food Hall opens with interiors by David Collins Studio

When Harrods’ Meat & Fish Hall first opened in 1903, it caused quite the stir. ‘It blew people away,’ says Sebastian Wormell, resident archivist for the Knightsbridge megastore. ‘There was simply nothing like it as a retail space in London.’ The elaborately tiled interior, conceived by Yorkshire Arts and Crafts ceramicist and artist William Neatby*, was of course ridiculed; ‘Why create such an interior for a mere shop?’ naysayers scoffed.

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