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Design

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (designed)

  • Date:

    late 20th century (designed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Farr, Christopher (designer)
    Christopher Farr (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil, pen and ink, and watercolour on tracing paper with attached fabric samples

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Christopher Farr

  • Museum number:

    E.1499-2000

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case T, shelf 148

Physical description

Two layered design for a rug: the top layer is tracing paper with a black ink outline of rug design; the bottom layer is two rug designs, one featuring stripes of green and orange on a peach background, the other featuring stripes of green on a orange background with a peach border. Attached are the wool samples for both designs in the corresponding colours.

Place of Origin

Britain (designed)

Date

late 20th century (designed)

Artist/maker

Farr, Christopher (designer)
Christopher Farr (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Pencil, pen and ink, and watercolour on tracing paper with attached fabric samples

Marks and inscriptions

written in pencil on the under layer: 'Flatweave colouring' 'grey?' 'Recolour as kilims'

Dimensions

Length: 41.9 cm, Width: 23 cm

Descriptive line

Design for rug by Christopher Farr, pencil, pen and ink, and watercolour on tracing paper, Britain, late 20th century

Labels and date

Christopher Farr (British, born 1953)
Design for 'The Long Run 2' rug
Pencil, gouache, tracing paper and an attached wool sample
E.1499-2000

Given by the designer

Christopher Farr is one of the leading contemporary carpet designers and manufacturers in Britain. This design for a rug is interesting in its display of the design process with tracing paper repeat pattern and colour wool samples attached. []

Materials

Tracing paper; Water-colour; Water-colour paper; Pen and ink; Pencil; Wool

Techniques

Drawing

Subjects depicted

Rugs

Categories

Designs; Floor coverings; Textiles; Interiors

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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