Archive for April 23rd, 2011

Pillows and bags stitched from textiles designed by Duncan Grant (1885-1978) can be had for a price. And you can vote for your favorite in the Blogging Woolf poll.

Bags in Charleston West Wind and Charleston Queen Mary prints

Three of Grant’s 1930s textile prints were recently re-launched by the Charleston Trust. The 140-cm-wide fabric itself is available only at the Charleston Trust Shop. The cotton/linen/nylon blend is priced at £27.50 per half metre.

The pillows and bags are available in a limited edition at Ancient Industries.

The pillows and bags are available in three patterns:

  1. Charleston Grapes, designed by Grant in 1931 and used at both Charleston and Monk’s House
  2. Charleston West Wind, designed by Grant in 1931
  3. Charleston Queen Mary, designed by Grant in 1936 for the first class lounge of the Queen Mary

Pillows are 20-inch square and include a hidden zipper. Inserts are not included. The price is $55.

Bag in Charleston Grapes print

Bags, described as “shopping bags,” measure 16″ x 18″. Each has three inside pockets and is fully lined. The price is $85. Brooklyn illustrator Wayne Pate is the bag designer.

News of this find came to Blogging Woolf via Lauren Bufferd, facilities manager at the Parthenon Museum in Nashville, Tenn.

You can read a bit more about the pillows and bags on the Ancient Industries blog. Scroll down to the April 14 post.


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