Furnishing Fabric

1922 (made)
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Not currently on display at the V&A

Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This furnishing fabric was designed by F. Gregory Brown for William Foxton in 1922. Abstract patterns, like this one of undulating arches, were among the most contemporary designs displayed in the Paris Exhibition of decorative arts of 1925. This textile was awarded a gold medal by the judges.

The firm of William Foxton Ltd., founded in 1903, produced some of the most innovative artist-designed textiles of the 1920. It commissioned artists such as Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Claude Lovat Fraser, F. Gregory Brown and Constance Irving. In 1915 William Foxton helped to found the Design and Industries Association. The aim was to improve the standard of British industrial design by exhibiting new designs and communicating information about them to those working in the field.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Linen
Brief Description
Printed unbleached linen, Gregory Brown for Foxton, British, 1922

Physical Description
Black, grey and cream angular waves create this pattern of undulating arches.
Dimensions
  • Height: 45.5cm
  • Width: 41cm
  • Depth: 24.5cm
  • Diameter: 98mm
Style
Credit line
Given by the British Institute of Industrial Arts
Summary
This furnishing fabric was designed by F. Gregory Brown for William Foxton in 1922. Abstract patterns, like this one of undulating arches, were among the most contemporary designs displayed in the Paris Exhibition of decorative arts of 1925. This textile was awarded a gold medal by the judges.



The firm of William Foxton Ltd., founded in 1903, produced some of the most innovative artist-designed textiles of the 1920. It commissioned artists such as Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Claude Lovat Fraser, F. Gregory Brown and Constance Irving. In 1915 William Foxton helped to found the Design and Industries Association. The aim was to improve the standard of British industrial design by exhibiting new designs and communicating information about them to those working in the field.
Associated Object
CIRC.632-1956 (Duplicate)
Bibliographic References
  • Samuels, Charlotte. Art Deco Textiles. London : V&A Publications, 2003. Plate 99.
  • Mendes, Valerie. The Victoria and Albert Museum's Textile Collection: British Textiles from 1900 to 1937. London : Trustees of the Victoria & Albert Museum, 1992. Plate 37.
Collection
Accession Number
T.325-1934

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record createdDecember 15, 1999
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