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Famous fans and Farr’s celebrated collaborations
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.