David Whitehead Ltd | Artists Designed Textiles

David Whitehead Ltd Artist Designed Textiles 1952-1969

Author-Alan Peat

Foreword-Sir Terence Conran


Essential reference for anyone interested in mid-20th century textiles. 30 pages, soft cover, 10" x 8.25", published 1993 to accompany an exhibition.


There's a chapter on Post-War Textile design, the Fifties & Sixties, Artist/Design- Biographies and the last five pages contain an illustrated chronological pattern list with 80 small black & white pictures, some containing more than one fabric.


Featured designers include Pat Albeck, Anne Ashworth, John Barker, Sandra Blow, Roy Britton, David Brooke, George Campbell, Terence Conran, Mitzi Cunliffe, Friedlinde de Colbertaldo, Robert Dodd, Donald Hamilton Fraser, Jacqueline Groag,

Lisa Gronwell, Merrick Hansell, Peter Kinley, Louis le Brocquy, Padraig Mac Miadhachain, Marian Mahler, Tom Mellor, Henry Moore, Roger Nicholson, John Packenham, Eduardo Paolozzi, William Scott, Humphrey Spender and Paul Vezelay.


It was David Whitehead that took the lead within the textile industry in the 1950s with a commitment to progressive design for the mass market and became the firm who broke with tradition and gave the mass-market gay, colourful and imaginative designs... Whitehead became synonymous with the contemporary print, banishing forever the era of muddy floral and folksy print patterns.



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