I’m delighted to have collaborated with Towner Art Gallery to curate a collection of beautiful bespoke chairs, especially created for the exhibition Ravilious & Co: The Pattern of Friendship, using fabric designs by Enid Marx and Paul Nash. The patterns were originally designed for A Specimen Book of Pattern Papers by Curwen Press and have been recreated in fabric by Hatley Print of Lewes.
It’s been such a privilege to work with Towner Art Gallery on this collaboration and exciting to be able to develop exclusive fabrics with such renowned artists. The inspiration behind the designs lies within the book of pattern papers, thirty-one designs in all. It was difficult to choose from so many beautiful designs which to create into fabrics for our chairs, other artists being Tirzah Garwood, Edward Bawden and of course Eric Ravilious. What lovely decisions to have to make!
I am so pleased to know that, under license and contract with Towner, I can produce more of the chosen fabrics. Also to know, that I have the possibility to be able to develop other artists’ designs for future commissions from customers wanting to take advantage of this amazing opportunity. To own a Paul Nash chair, or a Ravilious chair, or an Enid Marx chair, it’s very exciting to be a part of this.
The Paul Nash Ercol Sofa, below, will be united with a selection of cushions in Paul Nash, Enid Marx and Eric Ravilious designs for the opening of the exhibition ‘Ravilious & Co: The Pattern of Friendhip’ this Saturday 27th May. This piece will remain a permanent fixture at Towner.
Both the Paul Nash Black and White Armchair and the Enid Marx Orange Lines Cocktail Chair are available to purchase, for collection after the exhibition.
Photography thanks to tickingstripephotography