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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  • Indie Wood Linen Fabric

    £160.00 /m
    original

    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 detailed design is digitally printed onto a linen textile and is a great way to bring nature indoors.
    Timorous Beasties fabrics are supplied in full metre increments only.

  • 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.

  • Napoleon Bee Velvet Fabric

    £130.00 /m
    black-pale-gold-on-aubergine
    black-pale-gold-on-black
    black-pale-gold-on-crimson
    black-pale-gold-on-gold
    black-pale-gold-on-honey
    black-pale-gold-on-mouse
    black-pale-gold-on-navy
    black-pale-gold-on-olive

    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 pattern that is hand printed in black and gold onto a soft velvet fabric. Printed to order, 4-6 weeks lead time.
    Timorous Beasties fabrics are supplied in full metre increments only.

  • 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.

  • Storm Blotch Velvet Fabric

    £160.00 /m
    blues
    green
    rain
    yellow

    Storm Blotch transforms any space with its intense, abstract pattern. The design is part of a series created to take advantage of contemporary digital printing technologies. Random splotches of inks and dyes are layered together using computer software and digitally printed onto this soft-touch velvet fabric, which is available in several punchy colourways.
    Timorous Beasties fabrics are supplied in full metre increments only.

  • Thistle Linen Fabric

    £95.00 /m
    beetroot
    black
    navy-blue
    olive-green
    red
    white

    Thistle fabric is a stunning, intricately hand-drawn thistle plant design, with the thistles trailing upwards. The linen used as the basecloth for this design is a natual product, which means it’s colour is largely determined by environmental conditions. Therefore, please note that growing and production processes may cause slight changes to the colour of the basecloth across different batches. Printed to order, 4-6 weeks lead time.
    Timorous Beasties fabrics are supplied in full metre increments only.

  • 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 Linen Fabric

    £140.00 /m
    original

    Journey into the jungle with this richly decorative fabric 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.
    Timorous Beasties fabrics are supplied in full metre increments only.

  • 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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