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Barbara Hepworth Cushion


100% Cotton Drill Cushion cover with pad

450 x 450 mm

Available with a feather or synthetic hollowfibre cushion pad - please add your preference in the notes field at checkout.

This cushion is based on an original cushion, held within the Kettle’s Yard collection, made from one of eight handprinted fabrics created by Hepworth in the early 1930s. These fabrics are listed in the catalogue of the joint Alex Reid & Lefevre Gallery exhibition she shared with Ben Nicholson in London in October 1933. The linocut design used on the original cushion, sometimes referred to as Stone, appears as a curtain / hanging in a photograph by Paul Laib of Hepworth’s sculpture studio annex at The Mall in London.

Born in Wakefield, Yorkshire, Barbara Hepworth (1903-1975) was a leading figure in twentieth-century British sculpture, known for her abstract, pierced forms and promotion of direct carving. Her work can be found in collections across the globe, including several pieces at Kettle’s Yard.

Kettle’s Yard have collaborated with Cambridge-based design studio Eve Waldron Design and The Hepworth Wakefield to produce this cushion, with kind permission from the Barbara Hepworth copyright holders.