In 1930 and 1931, Bacon lived at 17 Queensberry Mews West in London’s South Kensington, making his debut as a furniture and rug designer. His work was singled out in the August 1930 issue of The Studio magazine and his experience with interior spaces and his various designs later filtered into the composition of his paintings. Fewer than fifteen of these rare items have survived from this period and the MB Art Collection holds the largest selection of them.