Bouquet

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Acquired in 2011 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Bentley & Spens
attributions_note
bibliography
collection_code
T&F
credit
Given by Kawashima Selkon Textiles Company Limited
date_end
2005-12-31
date_start
2005-01-01
date_text
2005 (designed)
descriptive_line
dimensions
Height: 168 cm nape to hem, Width: 134 cm sleeve edge to sleeve edge
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
id
1063805
label
last_checked
2014-08-31T17:49:46.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-31T17:49:46.000Z
latitude
51.506321
location
In Storage
longitude
-0.12714
marks
materials
cotton
materials_techniques
Printed cotton
museum_number
T.2-2011
museum_number_token
t22011
object_number
O1193572
object_type
Yukata
on_display
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Printed cotton yukata, repeating pattern of stylised bouquet of pink flowers with pale blue leaves, linked by trailing blue ribbon on off white ground.
place
London
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production_note
production_type
Mass produced
public_access_description
In 1982 Bentley and Spens sold vivid hand painted and batiked clothes from their stall in London's Covent Garden Market. Over the next five years the duo continued to work in the fashion industry, selling to major retailers such as Paul Smith and Harvey Nichols. In 1988 Bentley and Spens opened a new showroom at Lots Road, Chelsea where their work concentrated on design and production of furnishing fabrics for interiors. A series of high profile commissions at home and abroad resulted in an invitation to collaborate with interior and lighting designers on projects in Japan. In 2001, Bentley and Spens received their first commission from Kawashima Textile Co. Ltd to produce a range of designs for yukata, or summer kimono. The designs were based on popular Bentley and Spens motifs and the collection was launched at an exhibition in Tokyo. The second yukata collection 'Tropical Day Dream' included variations on some existing hand painted designs of birds, shells and elephants and added new florals which combined stylised flowers with shadow images. Subsequent collections were inspired by Morocco, its flowers, mosaics and decoratives arts and Japanese sweets. Floral patterns proved extremely popular with the Japanese market and this example 'Bouquet' was launched in 2005 as part of the 'Sweet' collection which included designs of stylised flowers as well as sweets. During their seven year collaboration, Kawashima (later known as Kawashima Selkon Textile Company) commissioned 77 designs from Bentley & Spens.
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
slug
bouquet-yukata-bentley-spens
sys_updated
2013-08-27T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
printed
title
Bouquet
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vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
2005
year_start
2005