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April, 19-24: SPECIAL SALE
Final Inventory of Legendary
The final inventory of groundbreaking textile designer Barbara Beckmann, who passed away in 2018, will be offered for sale online and in-person by her friend and colleague, Sonoma, CA-based designer and bedding entrepreneur Heather Kearsley Wolf. The approximately 300 bolts of fabric offered in the sale represents the last significant opportunity for interior designers and the public to acquire pieces of Beckmann’s oeuvre, which has graced the interiors of palaces, planes, yachts, embassies, the White House and elegant properties around the world for decades.
This is your chance to own a part of Barbara’s brilliant design genius in this final inventory sale being held in Sonoma, California with some key bolts in the Kearsley Couture Online Shop Cart.
Barbara helped to launch Kearsley Couture linens and fabrics in her San Francisco Design Center showroom in 2002. Heather Kearsley Wolf was a, protegé, and good friend of Barbara.
Sonoma Community Center
276 East Napa Street, Room 210
Sonoma, CA 95476 USA
Monday, April 19th-April 21st: Online sale for some key bolts of fabrics. Special Sale
Thursday, April 22nd, 10am-4pm: Registered Interior Design Trade and existing Kearsley clients in person sale.
Friday, April 23rd, 10am-4pm: to the public in person.
Saturday, April 24th, 10am-4pm: to the public in person
Interior design trade can register here for Kearsley trade accounts: Trade Registration
There will also be Kearsley discontinued color ways, discontinued fabrics, and sample and discontinued stock in the sale. Some are currently listed at Special Sale
In person sale will take place at the Sonoma Community Center (following Covid 19 protocols: masks required and capacity will be limited).
Born in 1939 and raised in Chicago, Beckmann would grow to become an expert, leader, and legend in the textile design and production business world-wide. Her exquisite hand-painted fabrics became world famous and highly sought-after. Memorably, her work was featured at the Brooklyn Museum along with Richard Avedon and Elaine de Kooning. She both studied and taught textile design throughout her career, and was an early proponent of using environmentally friendly all-natural fibers and non-toxic agents at her small factory in San Francisco.
Barbra received her BFA at the University of Illinois, studied and the Chicago Art Institute, the Pratt Institute, UC Berkeley. She also taught at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, and UC Berkeley extension. She was an active member of ASID, HIA, NEWH, DFA, and the Foundation for Design Integrity. In 2008 she received the IFDA Trailblazer Award for Achievement in the Interior Design Industry.
Barbara was widely admired for her great smile, boundless energy, warmth and generosity to her friends, colleagues and competitors. Barbara continued to design and produce new design concepts up until her death in August 2018.
Please contact us with any questions: Info@kearsleycouture.com
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