Monday, 20 October 2008

Mrs Clark sans the Mister


Mr and Mrs Clark and Percy by David Hockney

The Enid Marx of her generation, Celia Birtwell is the reigning queen of British textile design. A true bohemian at heart, her designs echo the spirit of the Bloomsbury Group.


Little Animals


Icon trellis


Pembridge Paisley

For more of her Classic, Couture, Jacobean, and Pop Story Collections visit Celia Birtwell.

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11 comments:

Pigtown-Design said...

Love "Little Animals". Great colourway.

An Aesthete's Lament said...

I had the great pleasure of meeting CB once, years ago, and found her personality to be as effervescent as her patterns. She is a national treasure, no?

vicki archer said...

I agree, the 'little animals' in that chartreuse green colourway is magic.

Fifi Flowers said...

Once sat next to David Hockney at a special LA Philharmonic performance... he snored throughout the performance... lol

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Little Animals.
Big Desire.

john hopper said...

It makes my day worth while when I can wake up in the morning and read the word 'effervescent'. It means civilised conversation is still out there - it may be hanging on by its beautifully manicured fingernails - but it's still out there, and to have met Celia as well!! I think I'll go and have a lie down now, it's all too much.

The House of Beauty and Culture said...

PD - the collection has the loveliest clear colourways.

The House of Beauty and Culture said...

FF - too funny. I once did that on a first date, oh the shame. Note, never see La Strada on a date - it will end in shame.

The House of Beauty and Culture said...

VA and PT&E - be sure to have a look at her site, the Couture Collection is fabulous.

The House of Beauty and Culture said...

JH - welcome to the natural wonder that is An Aesthete's Lament - there is none more fascinating or knowledgeable.

The House of Beauty and Culture said...

AL - CB is far too overlooked and the last of her kind. Though, with her new work in fashion she is reaching a new generation and a wider audience. Hopefully they will absorb some of her aesthetic if nothing else.