The first major exhibition for 20 years of the great French colourist Pierre Bonnard opens at Tate Modern in January, and Sue Ure Maison has created a new textile collection exclusively for the show.
The designer Sue Ure has created a capsule collection of organic, fair-trade household linen inspired by the artist’s sun-saturated palette and domestic interiors – in particular, his paintings Coffee (1915) and Nude in the Bath (1925).
The collection of guest towels, tablecloths, tea towels and throws, hand-woven in Senegal for Sue Ure Maison by the ethical Paris label Diama, is available in two colourways: red ochre, ecru, gold and grey; or cornflower blue, ecru, gold and grey.
During the show, a range of slipcast tableware in a matt white glaze from the Sue Ure Maison brand will also be on sale in Tate’s exhibition shop.
This will be the fourth time that Sue Ure, a London-born ceramicist based in south- western France, has collaborated with Tate, having previously produced exclusive hand-thrown tableware for Tate’s landmark shows of Gauguin (2010), Matisse (2014) and Barbara Hepworth (2016).