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Designing Britain 1945 - 1975 > Fabrics Forming Society > 1950s/1960s > Textile Design
 
1950s-1960s: RECONSTRUCTION/MATERIALISM - TEXTILE DESIGN
 
CoID ‘Chiricahna’, designed by John Plumb for Heals, 1963
Machine screen printed, shrink resistant cotton, produced 1964
One colour way only
(artist, contemporary, foreign travel)
FFS00264 CoID ‘Chiricahna’, designed by John Plumb for Heals, 1963
Machine screen printed, shrink resistant cotton, produced 1964
One colour way only
(artist, contemporary, foreign travel)

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CoID ‘Infinity’, designed by Peter McCulloch for Heals, 1969
Printed cotton furnishing fabric. Colour ways: brown, green, blue, red
(artist, contemporary)
FFS00265 CoID ‘Infinity’, designed by Peter McCulloch for Heals, 1969
Printed cotton furnishing fabric. Colour ways: brown, green, blue, red
(artist, contemporary)

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CoID ‘Spotlight’, designed by John Miles for Heals, 1969
Printed cotton furnishing fabric, six colour ways available
(artist, contemporary)
FFS00266 CoID ‘Spotlight’, designed by John Miles for Heals, 1969
Printed cotton furnishing fabric, six colour ways available
(artist, contemporary)

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CoID ‘Palisade’, designed by Hayden Williams for Heals, 1968
Printed cotton furnishing fabric. Four colour ways.
(artist, contemporary)
FFS00267 CoID ‘Palisade’, designed by Hayden Williams for Heals, 1968
Printed cotton furnishing fabric. Four colour ways.
(artist, contemporary)

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CoID ‘Ditto’, designed by Darser Dyall for Heals, 1968
printed cotton furnishing fabric, produced 1969
One colour way only
(artist, contemporary)
FFS00268 CoID ‘Ditto’, designed by Darser Dyall for Heals, 1968
printed cotton furnishing fabric, produced 1969
One colour way only
(artist, contemporary)

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AIAB 1960s synthetic fuchsia-pink and orange floral fabric
(colour, organic)
FFS00601 AIAB 1960s synthetic fuchsia-pink and orange floral fabric
(colour, organic)

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AIAB 1960s glazed cotton fabric sample, green/yellow/white colour ways.
Bamboo/floral design.
(colour, organic)
FFS00602 AIAB 1960s glazed cotton fabric sample, green/yellow/white colour ways.
Bamboo/floral design.
(colour, organic)

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AIAB 1960s glazed cotton fabric sample, white/yellow/blue/brown colour ways.
Flower/insect design
(colour, organic)
FFS00603 AIAB 1960s glazed cotton fabric sample, white/yellow/blue/brown colour ways.
Flower/insect design
(colour, organic)

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AIAB 1960s synthetic fabric, white/brown/electric blue colour ways.
‘Coconut’ palm design
(colour, foreign travel)
FFS00604 AIAB 1960s synthetic fabric, white/brown/electric blue colour ways.
‘Coconut’ palm design
(colour, foreign travel)

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TEXTS to support the reading:

Peter Dormer, ‘Textile Design’, Chapter 7, in, Design Since 1945, Thames and Hudson, 1993, pp. 179-198.
Lesley Jackson, Robin and Lucienne Day, Pioneers of Contemporary Design, Mitchell Beazley, London, 2001, pp. 54-143.
Alan Peat, David Whitehead Ltd, Artist Designed Textiles 1952-1969, Oldham Leisure Services, Oldham, 2001.
Mary Schoeser and Celia Rufey, ‘Individuality’, Chapter 7, in, English and American Textiles, from 1790 to the present, Thames and Hudson, USA, 1989, pp. 201-230.
Jonathan M. Woodham, ’Managing British Design Reform I: Fresh Perspectives on the Early Years of the Council of Industrial Design’, in, Journal of Design History, Volume 9, Number 1, 1996, pp. 55-65.
 
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