London Design Week did not disappoint. A real highlight in the calender for anyone interested in fabrics and wallpaper and anything, well, design… Chelsea Harbour was fragrant with the scent of hyacinths…the sun was intermittently shining through the domes…and all of the shops were displaying the best of their spring launches.
For me, there seemed to be two influences that were outshining the rest.
Harlequin’s Anoushka draws it’s inspiration from a number of folklore influences including textiles, fashion, illustration, art and ceramics. A glorious bohemian fushion, deliberately clashing and harmonising at the same time.
The Intaglio fabrics from Zoffany are inspired by the distinctive ‘intaglio’ printmaking technique of incising a design into a hard surface. Three of these designs draw on the architectural lines of ancient and classical Rome, other designs depict illustrative maps, forests and repeated coronets.
From Osborne & Little are the Karavansara fabrics and the Grand Tour wallpapers. The fabrics, an exotic collection of silks and embroideries evocative of trade routes to the riches of the orient. The wallpapers, inspired by the artistic and architectural treasures of Italy, especially those of Venice, as discovered by aristocratic young Englishmen on the Grand Tour of Europe.
A bold and iconic collection of wallpapers celebrating a decade of design which transformed the boundaries of interior decoration. The collection combines some original 1950’s designs from the Sanderson archives with contemporary designs inspired by the era.
Again, inspired by the 1950’s, Romo’s geometric prints are more delicate but still evoke a fabulous retro feel.
What’s your preference?