Bacchus Fabric & Wallpaper
A bold, Renaissance style design for Lewis & Wood
Project Type: SURFACE PATTERN COMMISSION
Client: Lewis & Wood
Availability: Visit Lewis & Wood
Printed width: 124cm inc borders
Vertical repeat: 106cm + half drop
Non Woven Paper
Printed width: 138cm inc borders (120cm without)
Vertical repeat: 114cm + half drop
Colourways: 3 fabric & 4 wallpaper
Collection: English Ethnic
AWARD WINNING DESIGN
The Project in Brief
This flamboyant design is my adaptation of a rare Elizabethan wall painting that survives in a house in Kent. Lewis & Wood came to my studio and selected this multivine from my collection of historic designs. I enjoyed the challenge of deconstructing what was originally a 2m x 5m mural and transforming it into a vertical, half-drop repeat. I then painted the artwork on paper ready to be translated into printed linen and wide-width wallpaper at the Lewis & Wood headquarters in the Cotswolds.
Bacchus, so called for the bacchanalian grapes amongst other fruit, vegetables, snails and butterflies, also features its original borders. These are cleverly incorporated into the repeat so that they can be trimmed and repositioned by the creative decorator.