Join at the Fash­ion and Tex­tile Mu­seum

On April 27, join COUN­TRY LIFE for an evening with Roger Oates, one of the most in­flu­en­tial fig­ures in Bri­tish in­te­rior de­sign, at the Fash­ion and Tex­tile Mu­seum in Ber­mond­sey, SE1

Country Life Every Week - - Interior Design Event -

AL­THOUGH Roger Oates and his wife, Fay Mor­gan, are best known for the re­vival of flatweave floor cov­er­ings, their con­tri­bu­tion to the world of floor­ing has been far more wide-rang­ing. In par­tic­u­lar, their artis­tic and highly in­ven­tive ap­proach to colour has en­cour­aged a whole gen­er­a­tion of de­sign­ers to see be­yond plain beige car­pet and ex­plore the pos­si­bil­i­ties that colour, pat­tern and tex­ture can pro­vide.

In con­ver­sa­tion with COUN­TRY LIFE’S In­te­ri­ors Ed­i­tor, Giles Kime, at the Fash­ion and Tex­tile Mu­seum in Ber­mond­sey, SE1, Roger will dis­cuss his ca­reer, his up­bring­ing in York­shire, his art-school ed­u­ca­tion, the in­spi­ra­tion he finds in Amer­i­can Ab­strac­tion and the life-chang­ing dis­cov­ery of a frag­ment of Vene­tian flatweave in a mu­seum, which was a turn­ing point in his ca­reer. In Roger’s hands, this dis­tinc­tive style of floor­ing was trans­formed from a util­i­tar­ian sta­ple to some­thing that’s sought af­ter by in­te­rior de­sign­ers the world over.

The event will start with a glass of wine in the mu­seum’s foyer and an op­por­tu­nity to view an ex­hi­bi­tion de­voted to another de­signer who glo­ried in the in­fi­nite pos­si­bil­i­ties of colour: ‘Josef Frank: Pat­terns—fur­ni­ture—paint­ing’.

When: Thurs­day, April 27, 6pm–8pm Where: The Fash­ion And Tex­tile Mu­seum, 83, Ber­mond­sey Street, Lon­don SE1 3XF Tick­ets: £15 (stu­dents £12), in­clud­ing a glass of wine and ex­hi­bi­tion en­try To book: visit www.ftm­lon­don.org. Tick­ets are limited, so ad­vance book­ing is rec­om­mended

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