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Furnishing fabric - Fu Hao

Fu Hao

  • Object:

    Furnishing fabric

  • Place of origin:

    United States (made)

  • Date:

    1997 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Weitzner, Lori (designer)
    Pallas Textiles (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Jacquard woven rayon and polyester

  • Credit Line:

    Gift of Pallas Textiles.

  • Museum number:

    T.54-1998

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

'Fu Hao' is part of a collection of textile designs entitled 'Archaeology' by Lori Weitzner. They were manufactured by Pallas Textiles, a company based in the USA, for the large contract furnishing market, such as offices, as well as smaller environments.

The 'Archaeology' collection was inspired by archaeological discoveries of the 19th and 20th centuries, incorporating patterns and woven structures that were 'suggested by the intricate designs of these treasures'. This design relates to the discovery in China of the tomb of Fu Hao, who was a consort of the King. This inspired Weitzner to use rich, royal colours and textures in her design.

Weitzner's work has extended beyond designed textiles. She has designed for a range of companies, with commissions including packaging for Estee Lauder cosmetics and interiors for Lufthansa Airlines.

Physical description

Length of jacquard woven upholstery furnishing fabric. 75% rayon and 25% polyester, Blue Flame colourway.

Place of Origin

United States (made)

Date

1997 (made)

Artist/maker

Weitzner, Lori (designer)
Pallas Textiles (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Jacquard woven rayon and polyester

Dimensions

Length: 291 cm, Width: 142 cm

Descriptive line

Jacquard woven furnishing fabric 'Fu Hao' from 'Archaeology' in rayon and polyester, designed by Lori Weitzner, made by Pallas Textiles, United States, 1997

Materials

Rayon; Polyester

Techniques

Jacquard weaving

Categories

Textiles; Interiors

Production Type

Mass produced

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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