New from sofa.com for SS18 comes a new collaboration with acclaimed designer Gail Bryson.
A specialist in creating simple, graphic prints, Gail’s unique aesthetic complements a wide range of home styles, being particularly suited to mid-century pieces and contemporary spaces.
Gail trained at Edinburgh College of Art and honed her eye for design at brands like The Conran Shop and The Nest, before starting her own brand at her Stoke Newington design studio, experimenting with bold colours and patterns using screen-printing.
Taking inspiration from photographs taken while out exploring the city, her fun and energetic designs work incredibly well when paired with sofa.com's best-selling pure cotton matt velvet fabric.
‘I’m a firm believer that good design will always stand the test of time,’ says Gail. ‘I want to create pieces that can be passed down through the generations, and I feel like this collaboration has allowed me to do that.
‘The techniques I’ve developed by screen-printing my designs have translated so well into the fabrics for sofa.com – understated upholstery patterns as well as bolder, more graphic designs that work tremendously on accessories like rugs and cushions.’
The upholstery fabrics, Trill and Soni, are both available in Yolk and Cerulean shades and look stunning across wider expanses of fabric. The accessories range employs the Kantha and Twist designs as well as the Stack design – the latter available specifically for rugs. These provide a softer splash of colour alongside a more graphic pattern – perfect for injecting personality into a space.
Design Lab is an initiative that supports creative talent, bringing sofa.com together with British designers to produce exclusive collections. Following its success over recent years, these new upholstery fabrics and home accessories will now become part of sofa.com's continuity range.