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Pamela

Furnishing Fabric
1913 (printed)
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.


Object details
Categories
Object type
Materials and techniques
Printed linen
Brief description
Furnishing fabric 'Pamela' of printed linen, possibly designed by Vanessa Bell or Duncan Grant for Omega Workshops, made by Besselièvre, Maromme, France, 1913
Physical description
Furnishing fabric of printed linen. With an arc and angle pattern formed by bold lines and scalloped bands.
Dimensions
  • Height: 500mm
  • Width: 810mm
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.
Bibliographic references
  • The Victoria and Albert Museum's Textile Collection. British TExtiles from 1900-1937, London: V&A Publications, 1995,p. 38, cat. 24
  • Beyond Bloomsbury. Designs of the Omega Workshops 1913-19, The Courtauld Gallery, London, 2009, p.128, cat. 39.
Collection
Accession number
CIRC.426-1966

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Record createdFebruary 10, 2004
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