Fa­mous fans and Farr’s cel­e­brated col­lab­o­ra­tions

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1 Christo­pher Farr Cloth’s best-sell­ing de­sign is the ex­u­ber­ant fab­ric ‘Car­ni­val’, de­pict­ing pomegranates, cre­ated in the 1970s by tex­tile de­signer Michael Szell. Clients that took a fancy to this de­sign in­cluded the Queen Mother, as well as Hollywood roy­alty Ava Gard­ner.

2 As well as pro­duc­ing stand­out his­toric de­signs from the likes of Josef Al­bers, both branches of the com­pany have also ini­ti­ated part­ner­ships with high-pro­file mod­ern names, in­clud­ing artists Louise Bour­geois, Gary Hume and Gavin Turk, Kit Kemp, co-founder and in­te­rior de­signer of Fir­m­dale Ho­tels, and in­dus­trial prod­uct de­signer Tord Boon­tje.

3 To co­in­cide with the Tate Mod­ern’s ‘Anni Al­bers’ ex­hi­bi­tion show­cas­ing the Bauhaus tex­tile de­signer’s work (11 Oc­to­ber – Jan­uary 2019; tate.org.uk), Christo­pher Farr has pro­duced a new tufted rug and two new printed tex­tiles de­vel­oped from her orig­i­nal de­signs in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Josef and Anni Al­bers Foun­da­tion.

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