Sofas & Stuff unveils new fabric collection in collaboration with the RHS
Sofas & Stuff is delighted to announce details of its second fabric collection created in collaboration with the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS)
Drawing once more on the extensive archives of the RHS Lindley Collections, the new collection focuses attention on two women artists in the field of horticulture, bringing attention to their remarkable contribution in an age full of imposed limitations, and celebrating the enduring appeal of their artistic achievements. The first, Gertrude Jekyll, is comfortingly familiar and world renowned. The other, Caroline Maria Applebee, is less well known. Born towards the end of the 18th century, Applebee was a talented botanical artist, yet her paintings remained unpublished until the late 20th century.
To complete the collection, the final fabric design continues Sofas & Stuff ’s reworking of naturalistic botanical paintings held in the RHS Lindley Collections that began in their first RHS collection with Lydia Penrose, Lilian Snelling and William Hooker.
This time, the artwork of 19th century painter, Caroline Maria Applebee, is showcased through a botanical collage fabric design composed from a set of her watercolour flower paintings.
The fabrics can be used across any of Sofas & Stuff ’s range of British handmade bespoke sofas, chairs, beds, footstools, and cushions or purchased as fabrics for curtains and blinds or other soft furnishing projects. They work wonderfully used in combination or paired with a plain mohair velvet for contrast and texture.
From discovering the perfect shape to finding the ideal fabric, the in-house Design Consultants will listen to your lifestyle needs and help you find your perfect piece of bespoke furniture.