Bernard Nevill is a printed textile designer who rejuvenated the Liberty textiles department in the 1960s by introducing a dreamy sense of nostalgia, rading the archives and updating their traditional art prints. He particularly used the Art Deco and Eastern fabrics they had as inspiration which led to an Art Deco revival in 1960s British taste.
He also taught at Central St Martins where he became a Professor. His students included Ossie Clark and Zandra Rhodes. His house, West House in Chelsea, was famously used in Withnail and I as Uncle Monty’s House.