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 Linen Fabric

    £140.00 /m
    dreich
    khaki
    teal

    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 and depth of colour Morris could not even have dreamed of.
    Timorous Beasties fabrics are supplied in full metre increments only.

  • 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.

  • Graffiti All Over Velvet Fabric

    £160.00 /m
    original

    The Graffiti designs take Timorous Beasties’ anarchic approach to pattern to new heights and brings the raw energy of street art indoors. Paint daubs, drips and sprays that are a familiar sight on grimy back streets are translated into riotous patterns applied to wallpapers, textiles and lampshades. This velvet fabric will introduce a maximalist element to any space and creates a playful contrast when used to upholster traditional furnishings.
    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.

  • 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.

  • Omni Splatt Cotton Fabric

    £126.00 /m
    orange

    Omni Splatt layers splats, drips and smudges to create a mind-bending abstract design that evokes a classic damask pattern. Inspiration came from mould and stains that might be found in a grimy bedsit. These random blotches are combined to create a bold and brightly coloured pattern that is printed onto a premium cotton fabric.
    Timorous Beasties fabrics are supplied in full metre increments only.

  • Thunder Blotch Cotton Fabric

    £126.00 /m
    original

    Thunder Blotch is an extravagant multi-hued fabric that combines abstract drips, stains and blotches to create a densely decorative pattern. Its unique layered design is an example of Timorous Beasties’ pioneering use of digital printing technologies. The versatile cotton fabric can be adapted so the broad patterned stripe starts at the base of a curtain or covers the backrest of a sofa.
    Timorous Beasties fabrics are supplied in full metre increments only.

  • 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.

  • Zig Zag Moth Velvet Fabric

    £160.00 /m
    original

    Zig Zag Moth is a striking, bright and eye-catching design in luxurious velvet.
    Timorous Beasties fabrics are supplied in full metre increments only.

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