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Pat Albeck obituary

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Designer whose exquisite patterns adorned bestselling products for John Lewis and the National TrustPat Albeck, who has died aged 87, was a prolific, gifted designer of printed textiles whose genius for flat pattern also took her into design for ceramics, wallpapers and a whole range of merchandise for the National Trust. Her work looked effortless but this was deceptive. Informed by a prolonged art education, she had an unstoppable appetite for work and a remarkable graphic sensibility. From her bold Apples and Pears fabric pattern, made in 1952 while still a student at the Royal College of Art (RCA), to her 1960s Daisychain design for John Lewis, a bestseller for 15 years and reissued in 2014 for the store’s 150th anniversary,
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