Inspirational Interiors: On the carpet

1970s, Christopher Strangeways, interior design, Jon Wealleans, Max Clendinning, Michael Boys, Vogue
Max Clendinning's carpet revolution. Furniture and lamp, from Christopher Strangeways's shop, Kings Road -- Jon Wealleans, Charles Dillon good design here too.

Max Clendinning’s carpet revolution. Furniture and lamp, from Christopher Strangeways’s shop, Kings Road — Jon Wealleans, Charles Dillon good design here too.

Max Clendinning, designer, has burnt his polystyrene sausage seating, is changing his totally white low-lying living-room into burnished gold and has changed his primary yellow studio into this new Indian red and richly carpeted affair. He has rediscovered tables, chairs and comfort, covering chairs in deep pile with velvet and lacquer paint, making unit, table, lamp and unifying it all with a mural. Originally inspired by the Islamic carpets at the Hayward, it changed course into something far more freewheeling.

Photographed by Michael Boys.

Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Vogue, April 1973

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