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Alistair McAuley and Paul Simmons, colleagues who
met while studying textile design at Glasgow School of
Art, founded the Scottish company Timorous Beasties
in 1990. The pair has produced whimsical patterns of
fabric and wallpaper, all considered unique works of art,
including Kaleido Splatt, now available in wallpaper.
PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF TIMOROUS BEASTIES
The wallpaper consortium Commonroom,
launched by Kate Hawkins and Sarah
McClean, were newbies to Decorex this year.
Starting in 2014, the women have commissioned a range of talents to create original
wallpaper designs. This year the duo behind
The Grantchester Pottery—inspired by the
Bloomsbury Group and the crosshatch
patterns of Jasper Johns—created a new
blue and black wallpaper called Stony Point.
PHOTOGRAPHY B Y LOU LIDDIARD-IMESON
EK Colours founder, ceramicist, and Central St.
Martin’s grad Esther Khang created a new range
of hand-finished ceramic tiles available in letters of
the alphabet in a fun, historically inspired font that
are a perfect fit for kitchens or hospitality projects.
PHOTOGRAPHY COUR TES Y OF EK COLOURS
Opticality is Lee Broom’s experiential and experimental installation utilizing
wall-to-wall mirrors juxtaposed with dozens of his monochrome Optical
Floor Lamps. The effect was dizzying yet mod.
PHOTOGRAPH B Y LUKE HAYES