‘Pattern Play’ exhibition shows creative process of Jacqueline Groag

British textile designer Jacqueline Groag was an innovator during the mid-century contemporary era — bringing shade and styles to a monochromatic submit-war Europe, coming up with dwelling furnishings, textiles and materials for fashion residences these types of as Chanel, Lavin and Paul Poiret. 

The Palm Springs Artwork Museum Architecture and Design Centre is profiling her with the exhibition “Sample Play: The Present-day Designs of Jacqueline Groag” that includes some her groundbreaking designs. 

The exhibition, which opened in Might, is on display screen through Nov. 20 and was curated by Darrin Alfred, the curator of architecture and style and design at the Denver Art Museum. 

The Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Center curated an exhibition featuring the contemporary designs of Jacqueline Groag in Palm Springs, Calif., on May 31, 2022.

For the duration of a latest walkthrough of the exhibition, the scent of vintage fabric from the dresses and textiles permeated the gallery previous the vibrant tulip patterned indicator introducing the exhibition with a mannequin sporting 1 of Groag’s attire featuring a pattern of village residences. 

Groag, who was born in the Czech Republic in 1903, is viewed as to be one particular of the most influential and versatile sample designers of the post-war era. Her layout get the job done includes textiles and furnishings for British Rail and the British Abroad Airways Company. She died in 1986.