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Reproduction, Circular Staircase at Holthanger, Surrey

This is a Reproduction. It was designed by Marion Dorn Kauffer. It is dated 1935. Its medium is photograph. It is a part of the department.

Dorn designed floor coverings and textiles that responded to their architectural surroundings. At Claridge’s Hotel, her circular carpet’s directional lines helped visitors navigate the hexagonal lobby. Dorn’s fringed fabric Lodore enclosed the circular staircase of an estate in Surrey by noteworthy architect Oliver Hill. Against the home’s spare and smooth white walls, the textile added textural contrast.

It is credited Architectural Press Archive / RIBA Collections.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 58.4 × 43.2 cm (23 × 17 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Underground Modernist: E. McKnight Kauffer.

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