V&A Floral Abundance‘Vintage Blooms ’ V&A Floral Abundance collection is a stunning exploration of 18th and 19th century artistic floral designs, derived from the V&A’s extensive archives. Discover five intricate and bold, beautiful designs full of foliage, blossoms and birds, inspired by period chintz designs. This collection of fabrics are captivating and are ultra-stylish to add print, pattern and colour to your home with timeless prints that have been given a modern makeover. Georgette is a celebration of classic English florals from the 19th century, a time when floral designs dominated textiles and furniture. Revived in a selection of rich hues, its colour palette presents a captivating furnishing fabric for a modern day aesthetic. Meadow is a versatile design that transcends the seasons, featuring both summer plants and autumnal leaves. Taken from a chintz produced in the 1830s, this design features subtle shading on the foliage, creating a unique richness and depth. Romano is a distinct and historical design, developed from a spectacular Rococo furnishing fabric. This design features emblems from antiquity. Striking and timeless, Romano also incorporates an antiquated bust – a symbol of 18th century grandeur. Regarded as one of the 18th century’s most eminent calico printers, William Kilburn’s opulent floral designs are still an inspiration today. One of his complex and colourful chintz patterns, Floris is a delightful blend of exotic leaves, ribbons and seaweed. Highlighting intricate birds of paradise, butterflies and flowers, Paradise is inspired by a British textile dating back to 1830. Available in a selection of vivid colourways, Paradise injects a touch of natural utopia. The fabrics are available to buy on their own for upholstery or curtains, also including a collection of stunning statement cushions that come with carefully picked coloured piping to add character and a sense of history to any room.
V&A Classic Collection‘Elegant and Intricate’ V&A Classic Collection explores beautiful 19th century artworks of designers Lewis Foreman Day and Frederick Vigers. Each of the designs in this collection were originally wallpaper designs, including intricate lace patterns, Japanese motifs, mythical birds, leaf and floral forms. This collection of fabrics are stunningly timeless and versatile, selected carefully from the V&A archives, offered on either soft rich velvets or classic cotton linen. Lacewing is a striking pattern that is an example of Lewis Foreman Day’s design work. This design has been reimagined as a high quality, versatile velvet fabric. Shortly after the V&A was established in its new building in 1909, Lewis F. Day was appointed as a member of the committee to report upon the arrangement of the collections. Rolling leaves is an original Athenian pattern, designed by Lewis F. Day in the 1880s and was intended for use as a wallpaper. The motif of scrolling leaves shows the characteristic Arts and Crafts preference for stylised floral forms. Rolling leaves is presented on a natural linen. Heraldic Birds is a floriated design, featuring mythical birds and has been reinterpreted into a furnishing fabric, printed on natural linen. The pattern was originally created in the 1880s as a wallpaper by Lewis F. Day. Shortly after, Lewis F. Day helped found the Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society, becoming the Artistic Director of Turnbull & Stockdale, a Lancashire textile-printing firm. Pagoda is from a wallpaper design by Frederick Vigers, an avant-garde designer who won awards for his wallpaper designs. A romantic view of the orient was a feature of both wallpaper and textile designs of the period. Pagoda is presented on soft rich velvet. The fabrics in this collection come in a range of colour ways, available to buy on their own for upholstery, curtains or blinds or cushions.