The exhibition “Pattern Play” shows the creative process of Jacqueline Groag

British textile designer Jacqueline Groag was an innovator of the mid-century modern era – she brought color and pattern to a post-war monochrome Europe, designing furnishings, textiles and fabrics for fashion houses such as Chanel, Lavin and Paul Poiret.

The Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Center is introducing her with the exhibition Pattern Play: The Contemporary Designs of Jacqueline Groag, which features some of her groundbreaking designs.

The exhibition, which opened in May, runs through November 20 and was curated by Darrin Alfred, curator of architecture and design at the Denver Art Museum.

The Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Center curated an exhibition of Jacqueline Groag's contemporary designs on May 31, 2022 in Palm Springs, California.

During a recent tour of the exhibition, the scent of vintage fabrics from the clothes and textiles permeated the gallery, past the brightly colored tulip pattern sign introducing the exhibition, featuring a mannequin wearing one of Groag’s dresses with a village house pattern.

Born in the Czech Republic in 1903, Groag is considered one of the most influential and versatile pattern designers of the post-war period. Her design work includes textiles and furnishings for British Rail and British Overseas Airways Corporation. She died in 1986.

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