The Collection: Ephémère
Ephémère includes six highly decorative designs, featuring a contemporary take on traditional motifs and five dramatic semi-plains, ‘The Abstracts’, which are derived from the heavily layered and textured backgrounds. The designs have been painstakingly developed, with each element expertly painted by fine artists in acrylic or gouache, these have then been digitally manipulated to create patterns of great texture, depth, originality and beauty.
The designs have been inspired by Victoria’s love of the masters of Colourist, Impressionist and Expressive painting, fused with a knowledge of 18th and 19th Century European Decorative Arts, as well as a passion for emerging Abstract artists from the London art scene. Colours have been heavily influenced by travels to the South of France, India and Morocco.
"An expression of the ephemeral beauty of nature, with timeless elements celebrated in a maximalist style".
Decorative butterflies, loosely painted clouds and flowers play amongst richly layered abstract and expressive backgrounds. Traditional motifs are rendered contemporary through loose brushwork and vibrantly popping colour. Layer upon layer of rich textures build upon each other, punctuated by loose brushwork in astonishingly vibrant colours.
The semi-plain versions of the designs, 'The Abstracts', reflect our passion for abstract art. They explode with colour, expression and modernity. These designs stand on their own to create richly beautiful and dramatic interiors, or can serve as a compliment to the more decorative elements from our principal designs.
The designs are digitally printed to order on six different base cloths, with a lead time of 4 weeks. With our knowledge of soft furnishings, we have meticulously selected the very best cloths for their feel and drape: pure fine weave Irish linen woven and printed by the oldest surviving Irish linen mill, an Irish linen union, sumptuous cotton velvet woven in England, a luxurious heavy cotton sateen, a sensuous cotton/silk mix and a high quality polyester velvet.
Exceptionally high quality wide width wallpapers are also available to order with a lead time of 4 weeks, with silk scarves and linen cushions to come.