Charleston | Design by Duncan Grant
Words by the Pattern People at Printsource NY.
In collaboration with the Cortauld Institute, contemporary rug designer Christopher Farr has translated some of the Omega Workshop’s artwork into rugs; now on show at London’s Somerset House, providing a great source of inspiration for future design, in particular for autumn/winter 13/14.
The Omega Workshop, an early turn of the century British artist collective, was composed primarily of Duncan Grant and Vanessa Bell (sister of Virginia Woolf). Spending much of their time at Charleston, a bohemian farmhouse in Sussex, Grant and Bell played host to the Bloomsbury artists, writers and other intellectuals of the time. Their whimsical style and casual brushstrokes were applied to every surface appearing on folding screens, wallpaper, fabrics and ceramics. If you’re in London, you can view the collection through June 24th at Somerset House.
Artwork interpreted as a rug | Original design by Vanessa Bell
Vanessa Bell | Artwork interpreted as a rug