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1- The blurred Umbria print was inspired by wonderful textiles at Glencot House in Somerset offering a modern update of the quintessential store look.
2- Cave drawings and photography inspired by Wookey Hole in Somerset have been merged to create the large scale digital print, it clearly details the gem stone colouration creating a very aesthetically appealing and current textured fabric. The perfect transitional print to take you from S/S to A/W.
Lovely Ella is very consistent and this season she continues to impress with the versatile ‘Letterpress’ print which crosses over between the worn industrial and traditional trends. The old record players seen on the ‘Portable Euro Mat’ reflects the current nostalgic mood which is set to continue into 2013.
Leading Directions at the show were industrial and traditional.
Industrial: imperfect surfaces, rustic wood, photographic wallpapers and metal are mixed haphazardly and amongst the Danish companies with whom this trend is very dominant, seen at House Doctor and Bloomingville. Ella Doran at ‘Home’ London showed the photographic wooden box wallpaper that fitted this trend perfectly (I am preparing her New Collection board and it is coming later this week)
Traditional: following on nicely from the Home show in London traditional homewares were given a modern twist. The Seletti stand and plates (below) were one of the highlights of the show, very inspirational and also an emerging trend for tapestry has been perfectly executed at Miho Unexpected (see the first part of this report earlier in the week) and is set to continue for 2013 when timeless handcrafted classics headline. Note: check out French Connection homeware coming soon in April featuring the minimal rustique mix.
A Minimal home: Sarah Angold delivered clean (see 1st part of the report earlier in the week) and very aesthetically pleasing plastic lamp shades alongside her outstanding jewelry range. Tip: check out her necklace reminiscent of Elizabeth 1st.
Places and Spaces stand at the show was full of inspirational pieces E.g. A Vatican or a butchers notebook? You decide.
House Doctor was a must see stand at the show, featuring a superior range of furniture and accessories with a definite industrial edge. View the Living Room Plan No. 1 I created (showing Monday on the blog) using their products.
Pattern: Traditional linear patterns
Traditional: Blue and white prints featured heavily, Designed in England presented traditional tea sets with blue and white placement patterns, Bluebell Grey (top), who focussed on the Willow pattern and Dezeen offered a fresh take on this look with bright shots of colour. The highly anticipated Blue D1653 collection from Royal Delft has caused quite a stir with the contemporary rendition tailored to appeal to the design conscious.
SCP the British brand launched a new range of designs from established designers at the show. Pieces on display included the timeless furniture from Kay & Stemmer who introduced the mid century style wall mounted ‘Esther shelves’, available in March. The ash ‘Welland Table” by Ineke Hans and a homage to Welsh heritage from Donna Wilson with her ‘Arthur pouffe’ were other new directional products from their exemplary range.
Pattern: Graphic Prints
Brand: Mini Moderns showed consistency and verified their flair for producing relevant graphic prints. Yet another triumph for the lovely folk is the new ‘Hold Tight’ design, based on vintage emphera which they created for the ‘Day Tripper’ collection. Inspired by a visit to The London Transport Museum, they reveled in British culture to produce the fine selection of wallpaper, totes, cushions and tea towels all available now for immediate release.
Textile designer Michelle Mason has collaborated with Universal Music to produce the ‘Sound Wall’ wallpaper that illustrates the Decca’s archives dating back to the 1950′s. Graphics are meticulously executed and demonstrate a life like view of the Decca collection of master tapes.
Delightful Claire Nicolson created fresh graphic textiles great for childhood concepts for the modern home. She arranged her collection with a nostalgic painting by numbers creation, a vintage notice board and a bunch of chrysanthemums, simple, but very effective.