Wednesday, February 17, 2010
RETRO TEXTILE & PATTERN
A particularly 'hot' area of collecting at the moment is retro textile and fabric. Prices are climbing for key pieces that can be attributed to particular designers like Lucienne Day, but it is such a vast array of pieces out there it is good to become familiar with some other designers and styles. One of the most influential and one of my favourites is Jacqueline Groag and there is a great source book that will give you the history and design samples for most of her mid century designs. Pieces can still be found if you have a keen eye, we picked up two original 50s cushions in this fabric (above) made in 1953. A great way to get into mid century design if you are short on storage and display space.