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Two new textiles

Darren Clarke blogs about the the historic origins of our new fabrics, White by Vanessa Bell and Clouds by Duncan Grant.

If the radical nature of Vanessa Bell’s work is ever questioned, just point the doubter in the direction of White, her fabric design from 1913 for the Omega Workshops. A more graphic depiction of the new ethos of Bloomsbury living could not be found. The spidery and wilful geometric grid holds the design together, whilst blobs of colour dance on the surface.

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