Sofas & Stuff launch exciting new fabric collection in collaboration with the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS)
In an exciting new partnership with the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), Sofas & Stuff have just launched an enchanting new furnishing fabric collection at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. RHS 22 takes its inspiration from botanical artists and garden designers from the 17th through to the 20th centuries, using the archives of the RHS Lindley Collections, which houses one of the world’s finest collections of botanical drawings, paintings, and literature. The result is an elegant, intimate collection grounded in soft, natural tones, with rich pops of colour from the featured illustrated fruits and flowers, that will work across a wide range of interior design styles.
Three of the designs feature intricately Sofas & Stuff launch exciting new fabric collection in collaboration with the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) detailed sketches from renowned botanical illustrators, William Hooker (1779 – 1832), Lydia Penrose (1787 – 1842) and Lilian Snelling (1879 – 1972). In each of these, individual sketches, drawings and paintings have been collated and artfully composed to create flowing designs that reflect the range and skills of the original artists. They have been printed onto beautiful tactile fabrics in soft natural tones and are suitable for all upholstery and soft furnishing purposes.
A more graphical and geometric interpretation of the rich RHS archive is delivered in two elegant fabrics based on Knot Garden designs from the early 17th century. Once again, the designs are rooted in soft, neutral grounds on both linen and cotton mix fabrics, and are presented in six nature-inspired tones ranging from inky blue through a palette of soft greens through to warm ochre and brown.
The final fabric features a design from one of Britain’s best-known horticulturalists and garden designers, Gertrude Jekyll (1843 – 1932). An enchanting original sketch by Jekyll of a floral and leafy spray has been reproduced and repeated, creating a tumbling design across the fabric which feels both fresh and timelessly romantic.
The fabrics can be used across any of Sofas & Stuff range of British handmade bespoke sofas, chairs, beds, footstools, and cushions or purchased as fabrics for curtains and blinds or other soft furnishing projects. The RHS 22 fabric collection is available to purchase exclusively through Sofas & Stuff, both in store and online. About the partnership and the collection, Andrew Cussins, Founder of Sofas & Stuff, says:
“It was a real honour to be given the opportunity to delve into the world-renowned horticultural archives of this great British charity to select drawings and designs I could rework to create the first official fabric collection in collaboration with this iconic heritage organisation. Our customers expect quality, diversity and richness in design, and we are certain that they will find it here in this beautiful new fabric range, which reflects our nation’s rich horticultural history and how much gardening and plants continue to enrich our lives.”
Sofas & Stuff’s Kent showroom, just outside Tunbridge Wells, has friendly, expert design consultants on hand to help you choose the right sofa, chair or bed and fabric for your lifestyle. Whether you are inspired by timeless classic designs, updated for contemporary living, or are seeking the latest in interior trends, you are sure to find what you are hoping for among their extensive range of British bespoke, handmade furniture.
Why not visit their Tunbridge Wells showroom, with free on-site parking, and discuss your furniture needs over a complimentary cup of coffee or tea at The Estate Yard, Eridge, Nr Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN3 0JR. You can call them directly on 01892 572309 or visit www.sofasandstuff.com.
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