Soane Britain, who have been creating wonderful furniture, lighting and accessories for 15 years, are launching Soane Fabrics with a range that features eight designs in different colourways. Soane’s founder Lulu Lytle has collected antique fabrics and textiles for years and has been influenced by everything from Indian palampores and Eastern weaves to European damasks and African prints. All Soane fabrics are handmade in the UK, with the printed fabrics being printed entirely by hand in an old Victorian mill with no machinery.
Damascus Stripe is based on a 19th Century Syrian original woven from cotton and silk. This version is 100% silk and 2m wide making it ideal for upholstery.
Tendril Vine features a full width repeat and was inspired by an early 19th Century English fabric. It is hand printed onto linen, silk, linen sheer and cambric base cloth. Available in three colourways including Walnut & Sage, shown here.
Symi is based on an antique embroidery purchased from a dealer on Portobello Road. There is much debate over whether the original is Greek or Italian and Soane’s Symi takes on different incarnations in each of the four different colourways, including Raspberry, shown above.
The fabrics start at £90 per m and will be available from mid-September from Soane’s shop at 50-52 Pimlico Rd, London, SW1. Tel : 020-7730 6400. www.soane.co.uk