White

Furnishing Fabric
1913 (printed), 07/1914 (design registered)
Not currently on display at the V&A

Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This printed linen furnishing fabric was designed and sold by The Omega Workshops Ltd. Founded in 1913 by Roger Fry, Omega Workshops was a group of artists (including Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant) who designed furniture, pottery, carpets, textiles, stained glass and whole schemes of interior decoration. The Omega textile designs were ahead of their time and set a fashion for abstract and geometric patterns like this one.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Printed linen
Brief Description
Furnishing fabric 'White', of printed linen, possibly designed by Vanessa Bell for the Omega Workshops, printed by Besselievre in Maromme, France, 1913.
Physical Description
Printed linen furnishing fabric with a linear, black-striped, step pattern over mid-blue and khaki patches. On a natural undyed ground. Registered number: 109912.
Dimensions
  • Length: 76.2cm
  • Width: 77.5cm
Credit line
Given by the Manchester Design Registry
Summary
This printed linen furnishing fabric was designed and sold by The Omega Workshops Ltd. Founded in 1913 by Roger Fry, Omega Workshops was a group of artists (including Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant) who designed furniture, pottery, carpets, textiles, stained glass and whole schemes of interior decoration. The Omega textile designs were ahead of their time and set a fashion for abstract and geometric patterns like this one.
Bibliographic Reference
The Victoria and Albert Museum's Textile Collection. British Textiles from 1900 to 1937 (London: V&A Publications, 1992), p. 38, ill. 23.
Other Number
109912 - design number
Collection
Accession Number
T.84-1979

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record createdFebruary 10, 2004
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