5th October - 5th October 2017
Styled by Design, a new exhibition of 20th Century textiles, reveals a varied collection of rare and limited edition printed textiles imagined by Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, William Scott, Alexander Calder, Pablo Picasso, John Piper, Zandra Rhodes and many more in London this October.
This historically significant exhibition celebrates the revolutionary relationship between the Modern artists and textile manufacturers of the 20th Century post-war period and additionally features a number of designers and textile artists working in the same tradition today.
In Styled by Design, BIID members will be able to compare Barbara Hepworth and Ben Nicholson’s 1940s silkscreen designs for Ascher Ltd, with Alan Reynolds and William Scott’s bold 1950s and 60s jacquard woven cotton designs for Edinburgh Weavers. These dynamic textiles were only ever produced in short runs or limited editions and are much sought after by collectors.
From the mid-20th Century onwards, these eminent artists worked with influential textile manufacturers to produce exclusive and limited edition textiles with the aim of bringing Contemporary art into the home as never before. Ascher Ltd and Edinburgh Weavers developed these artistic partnerships to bring their businesses in a new dynamic direction. Textile powerhouses such as Arthur Sanderson and David Whitehead swiftly followed and captured the public and media’s attention in an innovative, multi-disciplinary fashion, leaving a legacy that holds significance to the fine art and textile industries to this day.
BIID Member Private View Thursday 5th October 6pm - 8:30pm
Please note this a BIID Members only event and only open to BIID Members plus 1 guest. Due to limited spaces available please do not register more than the 2 spaces permitted. If you are not a BIID Member your registration will be cancelled.
Opening Hours 10am - 6.30pm daily
Image: Eduardo Paolozzi: Collage Elements (1952), screen-printed rayon for David Whitehead Ltd textiles