Timorous Beasties

Timorous Beasties

Timorous Beasties was established in Glasgow in 1990 by Alistair McAuley and Paul Simmons, who met studying textile design at Glasgow School of Art. Today, the studio is a diverse operation and has emerged as a multi-award-winning, internationally acclaimed icon. Timorous Beasties’ work embodies a unique diversity of pattern, ranging from design that echoes a golden age of copperplate engraving (a time-honoured classic is the Thistle range; or Merian Palm superwide wallpaper) to examples of a distinctly edgy nature, an elegant transgression, a display of chic irreverence.

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  • Bloomsbury Garden Wallpaper

    £320.00
    antique
    frost
    grey

    Bloomsbury Garden is one of a trinity of designs inspired by the Victorian pioneer of the Arts and Crafts movement, William Morris. In this pattern, plants including briars and fruiting vines swarm with butterflies and beetles, all illustrated by hand and digitally printed with a level of heightened detail Morris could not even have dreamed of.
    Sold as a 10 metre roll. Printed to order, 4-6 weeks lead time.

  • Iguana Superwide Wallpaper

    £80.00
    black-on-black
    black-on-ivory
    bronze-on-brown
    gold-on-ivory
    grey-on-ivory
    silver-on-ivory

    Finding beauty in the brutality of nature, the Iguana wallpaper features a hand-drawn image of a lizard entwined in flowers and vines preparing to devour an insect. This was one of the first designs produced when Timorous Beasties launched in 1990 and has remained a bestseller ever since. Screen printed and superwide.
    Sold by the metre.

  • Indie Wood Wallpaper

    £370.00
    antique
    beige
    black-on-pearl
    charcoal
    garden-green

    Indie Wood is a dense nature-inspired pattern festooned with flora and fauna, all beautifully drawn and coloured by hand. In a typical Timorous Beasties twist, this sylvan scene includes bugs such as beetles and moths that add a darker dimension. The pattern’s vertical repeat helps to emphasise the height of a space, drawing the eye up towards an imagined forest canopy. Digitally printed.
    Sold as a 10 metre roll. Printed to order, 4-6 weeks lead time.

  • Merian Palm Superwide Wallpaper

    £135.00
    original

    This richly decorative wallpaper features exotic flora including banana leaves and a menagerie of animal species. The design’s subtle shading pays tribute to the copperplate prints produced by the celebrated 17th-century naturalist and scientific illustrator, Maria Sibylla Merian. The latest digital printing methods are used to produce the bold colouring of this superwide wallpaper.
    Sold by the metre.

  • Napoleon Bee Wallpaper

    £95.00
    black-gold-on-black
    black-gold-on-gold
    black-gold-on-grey
    black-gold-on-navy
    black-gold-on-red
    black-gold-on-sea-green

    Bees are one of Timorous Beasties’ favourite and most popular motifs. The insect was used by the emperor Napoleon as an emblem that represented hard work, diligence and orderliness. Here, a single bumble bee forms the centrepiece of a striking repeat bee pattern that is printed in black and gold onto a plain background. Rotary screen printed.
    Sold as a 10 metre roll.

  • Papillion Wallpaper

    £250.00
    black-tea
    mochi
    ochre
    oleander
    pistachio
    saxe

    Papillion wallpaper features detailed linework, delicate floral motifs and intricately illustrated butterflies that dance around an ever-growing vine. Digitally printed.
    Sold as a 10 metre roll. Printed to order, 4-6 weeks lead time.

  • Pinyin Tree Superwide Wallpaper

    £135.00
    grey
    pink

    Pinyin Tree is a unique decorative design featuring an abstract image of blossom-covered trees created using an innovative painterly technique. The name references a type of brush used in Chinese calligraphy that can produce similar blotchy marks. These textural elements are connected by hand-painted tree trunks and branches to create the distinctive pattern. Superwide and digitally printed.
    Sold by the metre.

  • Thistle Superwide Wallpaper

    £80.00
    black-on-black
    black-on-ivory
    grey-on-ivory
    silver-on-ivory

    Thistle Superwide wallpaper is a stunning, intricately hand-drawn thistle plant design, trailing upwards in a hand drawn effect. Superwide and screen printed.
    Sold by the metre.

  • Thistle Wallpaper

    £80.00
    black-on-khaki
    black-on-stone
    black-on-white
    grey-on-ivory
    slate-on-grey

    Thistle wallpaper is a stunning, intricately hand-drawn thistle plant design, trailing upwards in a hand drawn effect. Flexographic cyclinder printed.
    Sold as a 10 metre roll.

  • Totem Damask Wallpaper

    £335.00
    black-blue
    cardinal-red
    gilded-grey
    irish-lichen
    moine-brown
    pickled-quince
    pine-forest-green
    rum-raisin
    sunflower-yellow

    Totem Damask is a kaleidoscopic synthesis of arabesques, splats and florals, structured around a geometric ‘digital’ stem. For all the exuberance and intricacies it embodies, the pattern dispenses with horizontal repeat so that the single ten-metre repeat can be hung randomly without compromising its unity. Familiar yet surprising, Totem Damask epitomises Timorous Beasties’ radical approach to pattern. Digitally printed.
    Sold as a 10 metre roll. Printed to order, 4-6 weeks lead time.

  • Tropical Clouded Leopard Superwide Wallpaper

    £135.00
    black
    grey
    light-lime
    vanilla

    Journey into the jungle with this richly decorative wallpaper inspired by 19th-century natural historians, botanists and explorers. A reclining leopard takes centre stage in a scene of tropical splendour filled with exotic flora. The detailed pattern references the copperplate prints produced by the great scientific illustrator, Maria Sibylla Merian, while the design’s layered composition is created using the latest digital technologies.
    Sold by the metre. Printed to order, 4-6 weeks lead time.

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