Explore the life and career of Bernat Klein, one of the 20th century’s leading forces in modernist design, in this fascinating book, published to mark the centenary of his birth
Serbian born designer Bernat Klein (1922–2014) emigrated to the UK in the post-war period and based his textile manufacturing business in the Scottish Borders (1951–1992).
In a career spanning six decades, Klein found international success in the interrelated spheres of fine art, fashion, textile design, architecture, industrial design, and colour consultancy.
He sold couture fabrics to leading couturiers such as Chanel and Dior, gained recognition in Scandinavia and North America, and realised two important modernist buildings with architect Peter Womersley (1923–1993).
Visit the exhibition, Bernat Klein: Design in Colour from 5 Nov 2022 - 23 Apr 2023
Authors: Mary Schoeser and Alison Harley