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Carpet sample - Floating Smithereens
  • Floating Smithereens
    du Pasquier, Nathalie, born 1957
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Floating Smithereens

  • Object:

    Carpet sample

  • Place of origin:

    Kidderminster (made)

  • Date:

    1986 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    du Pasquier, Nathalie, born 1957 (designer)
    Sowden, George J., born 1942 (designer)
    Memphis (designer)
    Steeles Carpets Ltd (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wool and nylon pile with cotton and jute warp

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the manufacturer

  • Museum number:

    T.101-1989

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Carpet sample of wool and nylon pile. Mustard yellow with a geometric design in rust, black and blue. Irregular angular shapes outlined with grey on a ground spotted with ragged-edge patches. The sample does not show a complete pattern repeat. The edges are bound in yellow.

Four frame figured Wilton. The pile is two ply 80% wool, 20% nylon (four colours). Binding warp of cotton. Two adjacent ends bind alternate wefts 2 x 8 ends per inch. Stuffer warp of jute. Weft of hemp or jute. Top and bottom wefts are held apart by the stuffer warp 2 x 9 picks per inch.

Place of Origin

Kidderminster (made)

Date

1986 (made)

Artist/maker

du Pasquier, Nathalie, born 1957 (designer)
Sowden, George J., born 1942 (designer)
Memphis (designer)
Steeles Carpets Ltd (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Wool and nylon pile with cotton and jute warp

Marks and inscriptions

'Steeles Carpets Ltd / [and address] / Wilton weave' and 'Quality: Kauri.'
On a label on the reverse

'Colour match: This pattern is for information only. It is not possible to guarantee an extact colour match'
On a label on the reverse

'Cleaning instructions: Use a proprietary carpet cleaner as instructed by its manufacturer.'
On a label on the reverse

'London showroom: Business Design Centre, Upper Street, Islington, London N1 0QH'
On a label on the reverse

Dimensions

Length: 12.75 in, Length: 31 cm, Width: 8.75 in, Width: 22 cm

Object history note

Registered File number 1988/2196.
From one of a range of carpets designed by Natalie du Pasquier and George Sowden of the Memphis group and produced by Steeles Carpets Ltd., the contract division of Tomkinsons of Kidderminster.

Descriptive line

Carpet sample 'Floating Smithereens' of wool and nylon pile, designed by Natalie du Pasquier and George Sowden for Memphis, made by Steeles Carpets Ltd., Kidderminster, 1986

Materials

Wool (hair); Nylon; Cotton yarn; Jute

Techniques

Weaving

Subjects depicted

Geometric

Categories

Interiors; Textiles

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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