Celebrating the collaborations & relationships that shaped Ravilious's work, Elizabeth Rose curates a stunning range of fabrics with The Towner Gallery.
Inspired by the pattern designs of celebrated artists Enid Marx and Paul Nash, Elizabeth Rose has curated a stunning range of ercol furniture for The Towner Galleries current exhibition 'Ravilious & Co.' The show explores the relationship between printmaker Ravilious and his friends and the important collaborations they made. The patterns were originally designed for 'A Specimen Book of Pattern Papers' by Curwen Press, and helping to bring these stunning designs to life is the Textile printing house Hatley Print of Lewes.
Each unique piece is upholstered in an exclusive fabric that plays with colour, texture and pattern to produce a chair that is as much a work of art as a piece of furniture.
Elizabeth says “It has been such a privilege to work with Towner Art Gallery on this collaboration and a delight 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 total. It was difficult to choose from so many beautiful designs, which should be developed into fabrics for my chairs for this exhibition. Lovely decisions to have to make.”
Elizabeth has a wonderful collection of reupholstered ercol and mid century modern furniture on her website. She is well known for her collaborations with brilliant illustrators & artist's, including our very own Hello Marine. Infact the two chairs will be available to buy on her website for collection after the show! Hmmm,pint or black? decisions decision's!
I will be off to see this show very soon so i shall report back with my best bits. In the mean time you can pop along to The Towner in Eastbourne before the 17th September to check this out!