Upholstery Sample, Chesham
This is a Upholstery Sample. It was designed by Marion Dorn Kauffer and made for (as the client) London Passenger Transport Board. It is dated ca. 1936. Its medium is moquette (wool pile). It is a part of the department.
In 1936, Frank Pick commissioned new upholstery for transport seating from leading designers including Dorn, whose Chesham and Colindale designs were used in railway carriages into the 1950s. Dorn received a design brief that the textiles be durable and hide dirt but also bring a cheerful atmosphere to the cars. She visited the John Holdsworth mill in Halifax, England, to observe and better understand the manufacturing process.
It is credited
London Transport Museum.
Its dimensions are
H x W x D: 27.9 × 23 × 0.3 cm (11 in. × 9 1/16 in. × 1/8 in.)
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Underground Modernist: E. McKnight Kauffer.