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Design for a carpet

Carpet Design
1913 (made)
Place of origin

Abstract design for a carpet.

Object details

Object type
TitleDesign for a carpet (generic title)
Materials and techniques
pencil, watercolour and gouache on paper.
Brief description
Design for a carpet, by Frederick Etchells for Omega Workshops, pencil and gouache, 1913
Physical description
Abstract design for a carpet.
  • Sheet size height: 44cm
  • Sheet size width: 27cm
Measured by Juliet Ceresole, July 2008
Production typeDesign
Marks and inscriptions
Omega Workshops device (Inscribed within the design by the artist)
Omega Symbol
Gallery label
Frederick Etchells (1886-1973) Design for a rug British, 1913 Pencil, watercolour and body colour This is a preliminary design for a rug whic was shown at the 1913 Daily Mail Ideal Homes Exhibition, where the Omega Workshops display took the form of a furnished sitting room. Etchells only designed for Omega Workshops from January to October 1913 when he, together with the painters Wyndham Lewis and Edward Wadsworth, walked out in protest at the conditions of the Ideal Homes commission. After a few years as a painter Etchells trained as an architect and is now best remembered as the translator of Le Corbusier's Vers une Architecture. E.730-1955 Given by Margery Fry J.P.
Credit line
Given by Miss Margery Fry J.P.
Produced for the Omega Workshops Ltd. In Bloomsbury
Subject depicted
Bibliographic references
  • Gerstein, Alexandra (ed.), Beyond Bloomsbury: Designs of the Omega Workshops 1913-19 London : The Courtauld Gallery, 2009 18
  • John Murdoch and Susan Lambert, Summary Catalogue of Textile Designs 1840-1985 in the V. & A. Museum and colour microfiche, Surrey: Emmett Microform, 1986
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Record createdMarch 4, 2009
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