Bed Lins in a room

Final Inventory of Legendary

Textile Designer

Barbara Beckmann

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 500 bolts and 1-5 yard remnants 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 and by virtual appointment with some key bolts in the Kearsley Couture Online Shop Cart.  BBD Sale

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.

Here is the link:  Beckmann Final Bolt Sale 

Wednesday, May 5th, in person:

Sonoma Community Center

276 East Napa Street, Room 210

Sonoma, CA  95476 USA


If you  cannot make it in person, schedule a virtual walk through:

There are also 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).

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.

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