Zoffany fabrics & wallpapers: Persia, Classic Damask, Gustavus & Mosaic
A rich, exotic thread runs through the fabrics in Zoffany’s ‘Persia’ collection. Textural jacquard weaves are embellished with embroidered patterns depicting Persian scenes or are inspired by the garments of the East, with damask patterns woven in qualities of sumptuous silk and linen. Recalling the silk routes of Asia and the faded opulence of old palaces, the designs have been deliberately created with worn textures to recapture the spirit of a bygone age.
Classic Damasks Wallpaper
This collection revives some of Zoffany’s most famous and best loved papers, previously only available as hand-prints. ‘Classic Damask Wallpapers’ reintroduces designs from Zoffany’s earliest collections. The designs: Oak Garland, Pomegranate and Long Gallery, originate from ‘Temple Newsam,’ the very first wallpaper collection produced by Zoffany, named after the early Tudor House built around 1500 for Thomas Lord Darcy. In the 1980s, the original Zoffany design team was commissioned to reproduce some of the fabulous and precious wallpapers from the interior of the house.
Zoffany has turned to the restrained classical style of eighteenth century Sweden to influence a wallpaper collection that exudes character,elegance and simplicity.
Zoffany and the Gustavus style share a natural affinity in their colour palettes. Core
colours of creams, whites, blues and greys are warmed with the addition of earthy reds.
The challenge for the Zoffany design studio was replicating the quality of the natural
materials inherent to Swedish eighteenth century interiors for a contemporary market.
By using modern printing techniques and rich opaque pigments the studio has captured
the authentic textures of natural wood and rough plaster.
‘Mosaic’, a collection of four cut and loop pile velvet designs, inspired by the glamorous interiors of the 1930s with their decadent mix of geometric patterns on furniture and ceramics, combined with luxurious velvets & animal skins.
The velvets are woven on wire looms using a traditional weave technique whereby the warp is woven over a wire to create a loop which can be afterwards cut to create the velvet pile, or left as a loop. This technique is slower to weave and more expensive than other velvet production but the resulting contrasting textures give an extra dimension to the designs.
A contemporary collection of wide-width vinyls, Mosaic is a range of beautifully drawn patterns overlaid with rich textures. The collection features designs inspired by Japanese fabrics and ceramics, with graceful grasses and small scale organic geometrics. Colours are inspired by minerals and crystals whilst rich emboss textures have been selected to enhance the seven designs.
If you like these collections from Zoffany why not visit us at Fabric Gallery & Interiors to see the designs in our Dunnington Showroom. You can also request samples or use the Quick Quote service on our website.