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
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