100% Lambswool blanket
155 x 130 cm
Edition of 70
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About the artwork
A limited edition lambswool blanket by John Booth, exclusively for House of Voltaire. Each blanket is made in Scotland from 100% superfine lambswool using jacquard knit. This double–sided knitting style achieves a design–rich finish; the front of the blanket showcases the artist’s design, while a birdseye pattern, driven by the technique, is achieved on the underside. The blanket has a luxurious, heavyweight feel.
This special edition formed part of The Artist's Bedroom by John Booth for House of Voltaire at Matches Fashion, Mayfair.
For this special project, Booth created an immersive installation of his dream teenage bedroom, including a unique hand–painted bed, ceramic side tables, and portrait vases, limited edition woollen floor rugs, printed cushion covers and a screen-printed mirror. All sales support Studio Voltaire's innovative gallery and education programmes.
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About the artist
London–based artist, illustrator, ceramicist and textile designer John Booth is known for his graphic works featuring multi–layered collages of textures and colours. Booth draws inspiration from artists including Karel Appel and Betty Woodman as well as from retro children’s playgrounds and postmodern Italian designers.
Born in Scotland in 1984 and raised in Cumbria, Booth moved to London in 2004, where he graduated with a BA in fashion print design at Central Saint Martins in 2009. He has since taught as a lecturer both at Central Saint Martins and the University of Westminster. Booth has worked for several fashion brands including Zandra Rhodes, John Galliano, Ashish, Christopher Shannon and most recently, Globetrotter and FENDI.
House of Voltaire commissions and sells unique artworks, limited edition prints and specially–commissioned homewares, objects, clothing and accessories by world–renowned contemporary artists and designers. Everything on sale is one of a kind or limited edition, and exclusive to House of Voltaire. All sales directly support not-for-profit arts organisation Studio Voltaire’s exhibition, learning and studio programmes.
The first ever permanent House of Voltaire will open at Studio Voltaire in Clapham, London in 2021 following a £2.8 million Capital Project. First established in 2010, House of Voltaire occurred biennially as a temporary store in Mayfair and has had international presentations in Miami and Melbourne. Special projects have included Jeremy Deller's Fuck Brexit and Jeremy Deller's FUCK YOU 2020 and John Booth's The Artists' Bedroom. House of Voltaire can be shopped year–round online with global shipping.