We are very pleased to announce that London-based Julian Hartnoll will be participating at Cambridge Art Fair for the first time this year. Julian is the pre-eminent dealer and specialist in the works of JOHN BRATBY. Julian will be bringing his archive of Bianchini-Férier and the art work of a jobbing designer Louis Lang.
The Lyon-based silk manufacturer Bianchini-Férier was known for its innovative and lively fabrics in bright colours. In 1909 Charles Bianchini, one of the partners in the firm, had visited Vienna, a leading city for textile design. He subsequently established an office in Paris. This enabled him to cultivate good relations with the top Parisian couturiers, such as Lanvin, Patou and Poiret, who all bought dress fabrics from him. He also employed chic illustrators like Paul Iribe (1883-1935), Charles Martin (1848-1934) and Georges Barbier (1882-1932) to design textiles for the firm.
Louis Lang was one of a group of freelance designers who worked in Paris between the 20's and 50's. They would make their designs in the morning and then tour the fabric houses, selling in the afternoon. Many of his designs were used in the manufacture of scarves and dresses for the Parisian fashion industry.
Julian will be showing an impressive collection of work, all dating from mid to late 20th century, in designer gouache on paper. Make sure you visit Stand D2 in the Large Hall to see the collection for yourself and click here to visit Julian's website.