Primrose Bordier (1929 – 1995) was a French designer known for her colourful and innovative home textiles. She studied at the Atelier Charpentier in Paris.Read More →

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Benno Premsela (1920 – 1997) was a Dutch textile and exhibition designer. He studied interior design at the Nieuwe Kunstschool, Amsterdam. Read More →

Rose Mousse pattern for upholstery, cotton and silk (1920), Metropolitan Museum of Art by André Mare

Mare André was a french painter, decorator and furniture designer. He studied painting, at the Academie Julian, Paris. Read More →

Masakazu Kobayashi

Masakazu Kobayashi is a Japanese textile designer. He studied at the University of Arts, Kyoto, Japan. Between 1966 and 1975, he worked as a textile designer for Kawashima. He manifested traditional textile techniques and aesthetics in his work. He developed both production fabrics and large-scale fibre works.Read More →

Helen Abson - ZAB Design

Helen Abson, who trained as an architect, is an Australian designer. She pursued architecture for five years; founded ZAB Design where she designed fabrics that exhibited a preoccupation for texture achieved through pattern and colour.Read More →

French Fabrics in the art deco style

Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann | “Sarrazin” Textile | The Metropolitan Museum of Art Ruhlmann used the same basic motif—a stylized Cedar of Lebanon tree set within an irregular circle—on this textile and related wallpaper (MMA 2005.334), though on the textile each motif is offset by an added circle of dots. The patternRead More →

Gertrud Preiswerk

Gertrud Preiswerk was a Swiss textile designer she was born in Basel. Between 1926 and 1930, she trained in-the weaving workshop, Bauhaus, Dessau, under Gunta Stolzl. In 1929, she took a summer course, Johanna Brunsons’s Weaving School, Stockholm. She studied the operation of silk power looms at Vereinigte Seiden Webereien.Read More →

Candace Wheeler fabric

Candace Wheeler was an American textile and wallpaper designer. She was born in Delhi, New York and professionally active in New York. Long before there was Martha Stewart, Candace Wheeler helped bring a woman’s touch to the male-dominated field of interior design in 19th century America by teaching wealthier women how to make their homes more comfortable.Read More →

Angelo Testa

Angelo Testa was an American fabric designer. He studied at the Institute of Design, Chicago, to 1945. As well as being a fabric designer, he was a painter and sculptor. He designed the 1941 Little Man abstract floral fabric, widely published and hailed as a new direction in textile design.Read More →

Laura Ashley

Born in Merthyr Tydfil, Laura Ashley was a British fashion and fabric designer. The wholesome approach of Ashley to fabric design embodied the old-fashioned ideals of family , home and an unhurried environment where at bedtime someone always comes to tuck you in. Not only because of her inspired talent,Read More →

Marimekko - Suvi cotton fabric

Marimekko ‘s versatile range of fabrics is continually updated: old classics are turned into modern interpretations and brand new innovations are frequently applied to favourite patterns. Keep an eye on this category to see new designs – maybe your favourite print will soon be available by the metre!Read More →

A sample of Bauhaus Fabric

A selection of student fabric designed by students of the Bauhaus. Fabric Samples of bauhaus students, 1921-31. 2/3 Anni Albers,  Gunta Stölzl. Via Museum für Gestaltung ZürichRead More →

Hands-On With Schumacher Fabrics interior example

Why everything we thought we knew about reupholstering was wrong What happens when you combine hand-me-down furniture and traditional fabrics with one of NYC’s best-loved designers? The answer is two reinvented chairs that stay true to their roots. Source: Hands-On With Schumacher FabricsRead More →