We have had new air breathe life into us when it comes to what’s on our radar this season. If you’re looking for the finest and most enduring art forms in the world, Designers Guild has a Spring Summer collection that will make you blush and seduce you.
This collection is inspired by Majolica ceramics and the coloured glass of Murano. Majolica is a distinctive type of tin glazed earthenware, which began its life in the potteries of the Italian Renaissance in the 16th century. Renowned for the extraordinary brilliance of its colours and the translucency and luminousness of its glazes – it was traditionally coloured in vivid shades of emerald and cobalt, clear white and ochre. The intricate detailing as well as extravagant deep colours were employed by both Renaissance and Victorian ceramicists to depict stories, often of classical themes– an art, which became known as “ Istoriato”; in which each piece became both visual masterpiece and allegory in one. The smoothness and lustre of Majolica work, whether highly coloured or not, ensures its timeless and lasting. Take a look at some of the fabrics:
These beautiful printed florals, damasks and marble textures are inspired by the intense pigments and shades found in Majolica ware – this collection of digitally printed designs includes extraordinary contemporary florals in varying scales as well as more classical damasks and subtle marbleised textures. Printed on a range of base cloths, the collection is entirely suitable for a variety of uses; from curtains, blinds and bedcovers to light and general upholstery.MURRINE FABRICS
These glamorous textured velvets are for curtains and upholstery. Celebrating the artistry, complexity and extraordinary colours of Murano glassware, this wonderful collection of weaves is both glamorous and eminently useable. Perfectly suitable for both curtains and upholstery and from small scale to larger designs, this is a destination for beautiful and timeless textures.MATARA FABRICS
This beautifully soft, yet incredibly durable faux leather is a smart, sophisticated faux leather with a naturalistic grain, soft hand, subtle sheen and a suede effect backing. Incredibly hard wearing, it can be treated to most FR and IMO standards. In 54 colours, is eminently suitable for both contract and domestic usage.Available from Home Fabrics