Cornwall, candy and contemporary ceramics provide the inspiration for this Spring’s glorious textile collections. Here are my favourites.
Lelievre Paris has introduced a collection of outdoor fabrics by Jean-Paul Gaultier. You won’t be surprised to learn that the patterns are bright and bold – including a geometric inspired by Russian art of the 1920s; an earthy camouflage print and China Town (shown above) a cheerful floral also available as a wallpaper.
Available in three colours, Jennifer Shorto’s new Trunk fabric is inspired by a master craftsman famous for producing fine leather since the early 1900s. The family firm made trunks and traveling cases, the special quality of the leather was the result of cutting the surface and then varnishing. Trunk is available from The Fabric Collective.
Cornwall’s sub-tropical gardens, the Cornish coastline and stunning sea views provided the inspiration for Osborne & Little’s new Lamorran collection. Taking its name from Lamorran Gardens on Cornwall’s Roseland peninsula, the fabric designs are joined by co-ordinating and complementary wallpapers.
Jardiniere is a charming collection of stylised botanical prints and embroideries from Nina Campbell. The designs are named after, and take inspiration from, the work of celebrated botanists, plant illustrators and exotic gardens. There is also a complimentary Jardiniere weaves collection.
The Cotton Candy collection from Susi Bellamy brings playful pattern and a sweet colour palette into the home. This is the first time Susi has printed cotton fabric suitable for curtains and light upholstery in addition to her signature cushions and shades. The collection includes large scale ginghams and marbled prints in mint, peach and raspberry.
New from Sanderson, the Water Garden collection celebrates the ornamental water gardens of the early 20th century. The designs are based on documents found in the Sanderson archives which featured stylised interpretations of plants and flowers found in Japan and India. For SS22 bold colour combinations include olive with lotus pink. Available as wallpaper and fabric.
Evoke is the latest collection from Kvadrat brand Sahco. Featuring seven draperies and four upholstery fabrics. Evoke has a creative tension derived from perceived imperfections and seemingly incongruous yet harmonious combinations of colour and texture.
From Belgian wallcovering manufacturer Omexco, Moonstone is a new collection crafted from natural mica. The result is 3D textures that subtly reflect the light. Available in a range of stone sizes from super-fine to textured, the collection includes seven abstract art designs.
It was such a joy to interview Dame Zandra Rhodes during London Design Week. We talked about her recent collaboration with Gainsborough which has resulted in the Britannia collection comprising two striking weaves O-Gee Whizz and Fabulous Frills. Woven using traditional methods at Gainsborough’s historic mill in Suffolk, both designs incorporate Zandra’s signature style of free flowing patterns.
I also had the pleasure of interviewing ceramic artist Kyra Cane during LDW. Her collaboration with Villa Nova has resulted in striking contemporary designs across wallpaper, fabric cushions and rugs. The process of translating Kyra’s work from porcelain to print was not a straightforward one, but the result is a triumph.
Rubelli has launched a raft of new designs this Spring including the charming Tea Cat embroidered cotton satin, Camilla a contemporary jacquard and Magico Mexico a striking fairy tail like design by Mexican illustrator Gabriel Pacheco, printed on cotton in a vibrant palette.