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Drawn from Nature

The Drawn from Nature collection presents a heartwarming mix of flora and fauna based on wallcoverings, textiles and illustrations from the world-renowned archives of the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A). A feast of botanicals and wonderful woodblock prints from the Arts and Crafts era are reimagined in contemporary colourways to bring nature indoors.

Our collaboration with the V&A, the world’s leading museum of art, design and performance, stems from a shared love of fine art, textiles and interiors. These fabrics join our first collaboration with the V&A, the Brompton Collection, which features designs from textile patterns from the 16th to the 19th centuries - elegant stripes, exotic birds and floral chintzes - alongside botanical illustrations.

Bird and Rabbit

Printed in Lancashire on 100% linen

Taken from a unique Arts and Crafts pattern in the V&A’s textile collection, this design of woodland animals amid scrolling foliage, loosely based on traditional Indian and Middle Eastern designs, was produced in 1885 by Thomas Wardle, William Morris’ master dyer and textile printer. The original linen textile was used to decorate a book cover.

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Drawn from Nature collection presents a heartwarming mix of flora and fauna.

Willow Bough Large

Printed in Lancashire on 100% linen

Many of Morris’ wallpaper designs were based on the natural world which he studied at first hand. His exuberant designs interweave plants drawn from his own gardens and the wildflowers and trees which he had seen on country walks. This intricate and naturalistic pattern inspired by graceful willow branches was designed by Morris in 1887.

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Willow

Printed in Lancashire on 100% linen

This simple all-over design depicting elongated and overlapping willow foliage is taken from a printed textile, originally produced by Morris & Co. in the 1870s. A common motif in William Morris’ work, this willow pattern is likely to have been adapted from one of his designs by John Henry Dearle, the apprentice who became Art Director of the firm after Morris’ death.

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Oak Tree

Printed in Lancashire on 100% linen

Morris was captivated by nature from childhood, spending much of his time exploring Epping Forest and the surrounding countryside. These themes informed much of his pattern design and ensured an enduring appeal. Greatly influenced by his mentor and friend, Dearle emulated Morris' style in this wallpaper design of 1896 with its use of formalised natural elements.

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A delightful assortment of designs inspired by the natural world.

All Over Botanical Collage

Printed in Lancashire on brushed cotton linen union

By foraging depictions of fruit and vegetables from the V&A's collection, Sofas & Stuff has created an eye-catching conversation piece. The decorative print represents the legacy of the market gardens and fruit orchards that predate the development of the site in London’s South Kensington where the V&A now stands.

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