The See-through House

Shelley Klein's book is about her family home and her father, the designer Bernat Klein.

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01An Architectural Jewel20200518

01An Architectural Jewel20200518

Shelley Klein's book is about her much loved family home, a modernist house commissioned in the 1950s by her father, the acclaimed textile designer Bernat Klein. Barbara Flynn reads.

High Sunderland is where Shelley Klein grew up. The house lies in the Scottish Borders and is set amongst a thick forest of trees, it comprises a series of boxes and grids which are interconnected with colourful glass panels. Shelley's father Bernat Klein was a textile designer who made a major contribution to 1960s and 70s style, with the major fashion houses, such as Coco Chanel and Christian Dior, using his fabrics. Over time, Shelley's father and the house he commissioned from the architect Peter Womersley became inseparable. In her book, Shelley Klein recalls the excitement of a childhood where fashion shows were regularly held in her home and, later, her teenage rebellion against her father and his design principles. Having left High Sunderland in her twenties, she reflects on her return home, to look after her father in his final years and to consider the influences behind his creative output, and her relationship with him.

Abridged by Richard Hamilton
Produced by Elizabeth Allard

Shelley Klein's book is about her family home and her father, the designer Bernat Klein.

02House Designs20200519

Shelley Klein's book is about her father, the acclaimed textile designer Bernat Klein, and the modernist home he created. Today, Bernat finds inspiration for his house and the design and planning begin. The reader is Barbara Flynn.

High Sunderland, in the Scottish Borders, is the modernist house commissioned by the textile designer Bernat Klein and, together with his wife Peggy, is where he raised his daughter Shelley and her brother and sister. Bernat Klein made a major contribution to 1960s and 70s style, with the major fashion houses, such as Coco Chanel and Christian Dior, using his fabrics. Over time, Shelley's father and the house he commissioned from the architect Peter Womersley became inseparable. In her book The See-Through House, Shelley Klein reflects on her return home to look after her father, who was then in his eighties, and considers the influences behind his creative output and her relationship with him.

Abridged by Richard Hamilton
Produced by Elizabeth Allard

Shelley Klein on her father and the planning and design of his modernist house.

Shelley Klein's book is about her family home and her father, the designer Bernat Klein.

02House Designs20200519

Shelley Klein on her father and the planning and design of his modernist house.

03Colour20200520

Shelley Klein's is book is a portrait of her father, the acclaimed textile designer Bernat Klein, and the modernist home he created for his family. Today, Bernat's childhood in 1930s Yugoslavia and an early passion for colour and design are explored. Barbara Flynn reads.

High Sunderland, in the Scottish Borders, is the modernist house commissioned by the textile designer Bernat Klein and, together with his wife Peggy, is where he raised his daughter Shelley and her brother and sister. Bernat Klein made a major contribution to 1960s and 70s style, with the major fashion houses, such as Coco Chanel and Christian Dior, using his fabrics. Over time, Shelley's father and the house he commissioned from the architect Peter Womersley became inseparable. In her book The See-Through House, Shelley Klein reflects on her return home to look after her father, who was then in his eighties, and considers the influences behind his creative output and her relationship with him.

Abridged by Richard Hamilton
Produced by Elizabeth Allard

Shelley Klein on her father's childhood and his early passion for colour and design.

Shelley Klein's book is about her family home and her father, the designer Bernat Klein.

03Colour20200520

Shelley Klein on her father's childhood and his early passion for colour and design.

04Haute Couture20200521

Shelley Klein's book is about her father, the acclaimed designer Bernat Klein, and the modernist home he created for his family. Today, it's 1963 and haute couture is in thrall to Bernat's textiles. Barbara Flynn reads.

High Sunderland, in the Scottish Borders, is the modernist house commissioned by the textile designer Bernat Klein and, together with his wife Peggy, is where he raised his daughter Shelley and her brother and sister. Bernat Klein made a major contribution to 1960s and 70s style, with the major fashion houses, such as Coco Chanel and Christian Dior, using his fabrics. Over time, Shelley's father and the house he commissioned from the architect Peter Womersley became inseparable. In her book The See-Through House, Shelley Klein reflects on her return home to look after her father, who was then in his eighties, and considers the influences behind his creative output and her relationship with him.

Abridged by Richard Hamilton
Produced by Elizabeth Allard

In Shelley Klein's book, her father Bernat Klein's career as a textile design takes off.

Shelley Klein's book is about her family home and her father, the designer Bernat Klein.

04Haute Couture20200521

In Shelley Klein's book, her father Bernat Klein's career as a textile design takes off.

05Leaving20200522

Shelley Klein's book reflects on her father, the acclaimed textile designer Bernat Klein and the modernist house he commissioned in the 1950s. Today, Shelley considers his creative legacy.

High Sunderland, in the Scottish Borders, is the modernist house commissioned by the textile designer Bernat Klein and, together with his wife Peggy, is where he raised his daughter Shelley and her brother and sister. Bernat Klein made a major contribution to 1960s and 70s style, with the major fashion houses, such as Coco Chanel and Christian Dior, using his fabrics. Over time, Shelley's father and the house he commissioned from the architect Peter Womersley became inseparable. In her book The See-Through House, Shelley Klein reflects on her return home to look after her father, who was then in his eighties, and considers the influences behind his creative output and her relationship with him.

Abridged by Richard Hamilton
Produced by Elizabeth Allard

Shelley Klein reflects on her father, the designer Bernat Klein and his creative legacy.

Shelley Klein's book is about her family home and her father, the designer Bernat Klein.

05Leaving20200522

Shelley Klein reflects on her father, the designer Bernat Klein and his creative legacy.