fabrics

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Shirley Craven (b.1934) was a British textile designer. She studied at Kingston upon Hull and the Royal College of Art, London. Craven ‘pioneered an aesthetic more akin to painting than textiles’, breaking ‘all the rules’.Read More →

Helen Abson

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 →

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She began teaching weaving at the Bauhaus in 1931. She worked at the Dresdener Deutsche Werkstatten in 1931, designing woven textiles, and was the head of the weaving department at the Berlin Modeschule from 1932 to 1936. She worked as the head designer for Gateshead, a British fabric manufacturer.Read More →

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Laura Ashley was one of the first British designers to experiment with the concept of lifestyle marketing. Her romantic vision of nineteenth-century rural life, adapted to modern domestic realities, inspired a generation of middle-class Britons who returned to country life in the 1960s and 1970s.Read More →

Minnie Macleish British textile designer

She collaborated with Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Constance Irving at London’s Foxton textiles and Amsterdam’s Metz store. Macleish was a prolific designer during the 1920s and 1930s, creating patterns for Morton Sundour fabrics.Read More →

Masakzu Kobayashi preparing for exhibition

Masakazu Kobayashi studied at the University of Arts, Kyoto, Japan. He manifested traditional textile techniques and aesthetics in his work. Between 1966 and 1975, he worked as a textile designer for Kawashima. His 1982 fabric evoked komon, a textile dyeing technique which uses paper patterns with small motifs.Read More →

Gertrud Preiswerk

Gertrud Preiswerk was a Swiss textile designer she was born in Basel. Between 1926 andRead 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 →

Angelo Testa

Angelo Testa (1921 – 1984) 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. It all began, in fact, with a doodle. A free-form sketch with a dancing shape that intrigued its artist.Read More →

Candace Wheeler fabric

THE MOTHER OF INTERIOR DESIGN

She is noted for helping to open the field of interior design to women, supporting craftswomen, and for encouraging a new style of American design.Read More →

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Designs for London Underground seats. She studied painting and wood engraving at the Royal College of Art in London, as well as at the Central School of Arts and Crafts.Read More →

Alexander Girard Mural

Maharam celebrates the world of Alexander Girard through new collections of graphic upholstery fabrics, rugs and wallpapers designed between the 1950s and 1970s, and a short film exploring the American designerโ€™s relationship with New Mexico..Read More →

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 →

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

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

French Fabrics in the art deco style

Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann | “Sarrazin” Textile | The Metropolitan Museum of Art Ruhlmann used the sameRead 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 โ€“ 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 bauhausRead More →