Maud Cushion by Vanessa Bell 50x50

DESCRIPTION

Maud is a fabric design by Vanessa Bell, dating from 1913 and originally produced for the Omega Workshops in four different colourways. According to the V & A Museum, "The workshops produced six printed linens which were used by the most daring as dress fabrics. The printers are said to have used a secret process to 'preserve the freedom and spontaneity of the original drawing."

Bell (1879-1961) was a key figure in the group of artists and designers known as Bloomsbury, that included Duncan Grant, Virginia and Leonard Woolf, Lytton Strachey, Roger Fry, Clive Bell and Maynard Keynes. The V&A acquired several Omega textiles in 1919 as it was felt 'they might become great curiosities in the future'. Bell's work is showcased in the home she shared with Grant called Charleston near Firle, Sussex. Bell was a celebrated painter and interior designer whose work is in the collection of the Tate Gallery.

Size: 50x50cm, comes with feather inner.

Please note: Photograph of cushion is a guide only. Due to the nature of the pattern repeat every cushion in this collection will be unique.

DETAILS

  • Maud fabric: 65% Linen, 26% Cotton, 9% Nylon. (pattern repeat h=63cm)
  • Backed by 100% linen fabric.
  • Care Instructions: Dryclean only.

ABOUT the MAKER

Rachel Carley Design

Rachel Carley established a ceramic design practice during 1994 in Auckland, New Zealand, after completing her PhD in Architecture. The Rachel Carley Design ceramic collection contains a range of elegant and eclectic forms, which are designed to collaborate with food. The pieces can be mixed and matched in a multitude of ways, introducing variation to the dining experience.

A sustainable imperative informs Rachel's design practice. The ceramics are proudly made in New Zealand, and have become collectables, so are less likely to be part of a disposable ‘throwaway’ culture. They are designed to be used through breakfast, elevenses, lunch, and dinner, becoming intimately connected with the eating rituals and tea & coffee ceremonies of everyday life.

Our new Rachel Carley Design cushion collection celebrates luxury textiles, each produced in collaboration with selected artists. Designed to act as fine artworks for your sofa, these cushions celebrate colour, pattern and texture and each has a particular story to tell.

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