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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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

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