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Furnishing fabric - Gaudi


  • Object:

    Furnishing fabric

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1987 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    David, Helen (Designed by)
    English Eccentrics (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Screen-printed cotton

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the makers

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Helen David founded English Eccentrics, a fashion and textile design company, in 1982. Since its inception the company has expanded its production range to include furniture, fine art prints and other decorative objects for the interior. Helen David maintains that the company's goal is to produce luxury products in limited quantities, drawing on high quality materials. In June 2007 David remarked:

"At English Eccentrics a strong part of my design philosophy has always been to make exceptional clothes and scarves that are lasting treasures and continue to be valuable for many seasons, rather than to make things that lose their value after six months. I have always hated that disposable idea in fashion because it seems so wasteful and it undermines all the work that goes into producing beautiful artefacts."

A version of the mosaic pattern covering this furnishing fabric, inspired by the work of the Spanish Catalan architect, Antoni Gaudí (1852-1926), also exists as a dress fabric, demonstrating the versatility of English Eccentrics' designs.

Physical description

Furnishing fabric of screen-printed cotton in four colourways.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)


1987 (printed)


David, Helen (Designed by)
English Eccentrics (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Screen-printed cotton

Descriptive line

Furnishing fabric 'Gaudi' of screen-printed cotton, designed by Helen David for English Eccentrics, Great Britain, 1987


Cotton (textile)


Screen printed

Subjects depicted

Column; Meanders (patterns)


Textiles; Architecture; Interiors


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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