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Furnishing fabric - White


  • Object:

    Furnishing fabric

  • Place of origin:

    Maromme (printed)
    London (retailed)

  • Date:

    1913 (printed)
    07/1914 (design registered)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bell, Vanessa, born 1879 - died 1961 (designer)
    Omega Workshops (designed for)
    Besselièvre (printer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Printed linen

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Manchester Design Registry

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

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.

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.

Place of Origin

Maromme (printed)
London (retailed)


1913 (printed)
07/1914 (design registered)


Bell, Vanessa, born 1879 - died 1961 (designer)
Omega Workshops (designed for)
Besselièvre (printer)

Materials and Techniques

Printed linen


Length: 76.2 cm, Width: 77.5 cm

Descriptive line

Furnishing fabric 'White', of printed linen, possibly designed by Vanessa Bell for the Omega Workshops, printed by Besselievre in Maromme, France, 1913.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

The Victoria and Albert Museum's Textile Collection. British Textiles from 1900 to 1937 (London: V&A Publications, 1992), p. 38, ill. 23.


Linen; Wool yarn




Textiles; Interiors


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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