Jennifer Shorto- Golden Bees
nspired by the illustrations of the 17th-century botanist and entomologist Maria Sybilla Merian, who travelled to Suriname and documented hundreds of species of insects and their food flowers. Unlike others in this collection, the bees in this design are layered one upon the other as in a beehive, setting off the matt-white and silver-grey patterns of the wings against the dimmed gold sheen of the background.
Jennifer Shorto- Meteores
Golden comets explode from a graphic rectangular frame in this highly dynamic wallpaper inspired by Mexican surrealist art. The nested frames have the effect of an abstract trompe l’oeil, creating an illusory depth that is warmed and illuminated by the gold disks, which react wonderfully to both natural and artificial light and counteract the darkening of the room.
Jennifer Shorto- Petrel Anthracite
Domestic in mood, checks can also bring a cosiness to more formal contexts. Petrel exemplifies this, with a familiar feel enlivened by a fresh West African rhythm. It began as a late addition to the Indigo Collection, but has found a life of its own through a range of colour variations, each with its own distinct character.
Jennifer Shorto - Don
Bourette silk in a Jacquard weave gives a textured and luminous surface to this weighty fabric, best suited to upholstery. Part of the Chinese Collection, presenting variations on a pattern of geometric flowers organised in diamond shapes, in assorted textures and colours. The design originated in south-west China, where the Dai people resisted for hundreds of years the influence of the Han rule.
Jennifer Shorto - A journey through Japan
A Journey Through Japan turns a flat wall into a broad prospect, inviting the eye to travel and the mind to expand. This homage to Hokusai and to an imaginary Japan unfolds across five panels, allowing for a range of configurations.
Jennifer Shorto - Golden Piano
This is a graphic and urban wallpaper portraying a little musical horse, half pegasus and half piano, the keeper of the songs of the muses, inside his silver music box, a series of nested frames ornamented with a geometric matrix of silver threads. Printed in England on a smooth non-woven matt paper or on a silver lymer.
Jennifer Shorto- NZO River Blue
Some of the most beautiful examples of indigo are found in West Africa, where the secret of indigo making is closely guarded and passed down like gold. Each piece in the Indigo Collection is named for a different waterway of Ivory Coast.
Jennifer Shorto - Midnight Mademoiselle White
Originally created for the restoration of valuable Josef Hoffman benches, this fabric combines cotton with silk and linen to mimic the dry, finely ribbed texture of horsehair so beloved of antique dealers, with various threads of different hues adding further depth to the silk. The large chequered band was added to recreate motifs in the Wiener Werkstätte style.
Jennifer Shorto- Kumo Cloud Light Stone
An open hexagonal trellis climbs among serenely drifting clouds in this Japanese-flavoured design with echoes of sashiko embroidery. Available in a sharp and striking ink blue, or a cool, neutral light stone.