Osborne and Little Pasha fabrics
Just received news from Osborne and Little of their new Pasha fabric and wallpaper collections, just before they unveil them at Paris Deco Off 2015 next week in association with their French counterpart Lorca fabrics.
How do they look? We think pretty good and in their own words “Turkey provides the inspiration for these collections of decorative fabrics and wallpapers”.
Certainly better than their previous Abacus collection, which was focused a little more towards commercial then domestic interiors and, was undoubtedly shadowed by the tropically inspired Matthew Williamson Samana fabrics collection for Osborne and Little.
So this collection carries on celebrating the paisley fabric, just like their Jaipur fabric from the Verdanta collection which came about practically this time last year.
This time Patara, named after an ancient city takes centre stage in the promotional material and as you can see, and is ideal for either upholstery and designer curtains.
We, and others, including Homes and Gardens Magazine commented on, the popularity of Paisley fabrics over the last year and we did a short piece on it’s use on designer curtains recently.
This Patar fabric and the style of sofa looks similar to the one Romo Black they used in promotion for their Astratto fabric collection from last year. Theirs featured a damask which bordered on a kilim style.
This kilim style though is also reflected in the Pashar fabric and wallpaper collection in their snazzy looking Konya fabric featured here on a footstool.
Palas explores the look of Kilim further, used as a designer upholstery fabric here.
Interestingly if your looking for Kilim fabric, or in particular Kilim upholstery fabric, then Linwood produced a really heavyweight Kilim collection a couple of years back.
Warwick fabric also launched their Anthology collection around the same time.
When mentioning collections inspired by far away lands like here, and Kilim fabrics, of course Andrew Martin fabrics and his brands electix mix of styles should always be considered. Here his Inventor, Discovery and Ipanema fabric ranges briefly display the diversity and scope of his ranges of designer fabrics.
Back to Osborne and Little though and Sinan, and Suleyman used as curtain fabric here, provide some relief from the geometric form of the collection.
While Gazel is a flamestitch design, printed on a herringbone combination, of linen and cotton, to give an added highly textured effect and looks fantastic alongside the Ebru fabric with its marbled look.
Flamestitch, and chevrons, also proving a popular look in recent times and within the collections Baker Lifestyle Echo Indienne, and Romo fabrics Orvieto.
I think possibly the boldest, and busiest, of all the designer fabrics in the collection must be Tulipan, containing strongly coloured flowering tulips and darting butterflies. It follows a similar look, almost to the popular Butterfly Garden from their Verdanta collection.
So while the Pasha fabrics take inspiration from Turkey we feel their is wider African influence in the world of designer fabrics and interior design at the moment, and the Keshi velvets would help support our view.
I would state it is only our view, and as someone described a speculative point of view, but Elitis fabrics are soon to launch Out of Africa for their new collection of designer fabrics, GP and J Baker included influences from the Serengeti plains in the Langdale fabric collection. Pierre Frey will announce their Origines collection soon. Don’t take our word for it explore these collections and see if you can find a common thread.
Keshi velvets is not all about the African animal kingdom but it does have two opulent velvets in Pantanal and Pardus and is ideal for designer upholstery.
The big question surely in the world of interior design is when is the cow print coming? or not…
Keshi velvets has a leaf velvet in Kayin and and cut velvet diamond trellis Mannar so options for interior designers and upholsterers.
The book of Sultan in the collection explores the sleeker more contemporary look from Osborne & Little as it features more silky woven fabrics.
There are of course Pasha wallpapers to accompany this collection if you want to stay in the same field so to speak.
So Osborne and Little’s latest offering to the world of interior design looks good, we will get into more details when the collections arrive, hope you enjoyed the preview if you found it online.
Of course if your looking to buy any Osborne and Little fabrics online please consider us and if you need additional services such as made to measure curtains or roman blinds or advice and assistance in choosing designer fabrics and wallpaper for home interiors please do not hesitate to contact us.