A TEXTILES SCOTLAND PUBLICATION
MET DESIGN CONTEMPORARY
TRADITION A SPLASH OF
INTERIORS A/W 11/12
contents 3 4 6
Editor’s Note Introduction from Stewart Roxburgh.
Pattern + Colour Exploring intricate designs and use of colour. Behind the Scenes On location at The Point Hotel, Edinburgh.
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The Photoshoot Styling the stylish. Process + Detail = Quality Centuries old techniques, which produce interior textiles with pure Scottish quality. Scottish Sophistication A bed has a Scottish textiles makeover.
contributors Anna Isola Crolla, Photographer Starting her career as photographer David Darling’s assistant, Anna’s main bodies of interest are portraits, fashion and advertising photography which she has been awarded for throughout her career. Working with designers like Ulrich Engler Couture, Shonagh K and Graeme Armour she is renowned in the business for capturing that image that every client craves for.
Chris Hunt, Stylist Chris Hunt began his career in journalism and PR for a number of high proﬁle media, brands and agencies. In 2003 he moved to Glasgow before expanding and establishing the Genuine brand in 2005. A regular contributor on style in the media, including presenting for the BBC and STV, Chris is a well-known stylist and has worked with big names such as L’Oreal, VOGUE.COM, Harvey Nichols, AllSaints, Christopher Kane and Gok Wan.
Gerardo Jaconelli, Photographer With experience of photography from both sides of the lens, Gerardo uses his long career as a model on the catwalks of Milan, Miami and Chicago to inﬂuence his creative approach to capturing images. Regularly on assignments across the globe, Gerardo has photographed for Italian and Australian Elle magazines working with several leading stylists.
Rob McDougall, Photographer An award winning professional photographer specialising in creative photography, Rob is well known for capturing the picture in context. Understanding the needs of different media Rob has worked for VisitScotland, Taylor Wimpey, Historic Scotland and Weber Shandwick. He was the ofﬁcial photographer for Homecoming Scotland 2009.
Front cover: Diva Aubergine and Diva Purple Magic curtains by Natasha Marshall, available at www.wemyssfabrics.com and www.sekersfabrics.co.uk; a selection of lace from MYB Textiles; sofa covered in Como Pewter fabric, a selection of cushions in Amadeus fabric in Stucco (sesame, tulip, claret, champagne & walnut) and Merlin cushion in plum and taupe by Voyage Decoration; range of throws in various colours and styles from Greengrove Weavers. Shot taken on location in the Penthouse at The Point Hotel, Edinburgh.
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editor’s note With a wealth of experience and talent, the interiors offering from Scotland just keeps getting better. From presidential dwellings to the ﬁnest hotels in the world, it is easy to ﬁnd some of the best interior products from Scotland across the globe. With a rich heritage in creating luxury fabrics and an unrivalled creative ﬁnesse, the interiors textiles on offer from our companies and designers continue to be sought after.
Not unscathed by recent economic pressures which many have faced across the world, the interiors industry in Scotland remains a key player on an international stage. Add to this a continuous development in new technologies and techniques, and Scottish textiles deserves to be where it is – in a class of its own.
Our ambition is to grow our customer base from interior designers, architects and importantly the brands who have their own homes interiors collections.
Our recipe for success? Simple. We have an understanding of beautiful versatility and the ability to create an ambience with every single piece.
we showcase some In this edition of of the latest products and fabrics available in Scotland from a range of leading suppliers. Running like a thread through it all is Scotland’s renowned ability to take centuries old techniques of producing quality fabrics, and fusing this with cuttingedge design to give any interior a touch of couture.
Once again, read, digest, enjoy and explore this snapshot of what we have to offer, from Scotland with love.
Stewart Roxburgh, Editor Stewart is a Senior Executive, National Textiles Team, Scottish Enterprise.
4 | PATTERN + COLOUR
Wool of many colours at Dovecot Studios.
colour Fabric swatches in a range of colours from Bute Fabrics.
Scotland has a rich history in creating famous patterns, in an array of colours, which are loved the world over.
Scottish mills are renowned for their design and technical skills. Customers value the opportunity to work closely with design teams to achieve exclusive results. The Scottish natural landscape remains a wealthy source for colour and texture even our urban lanscape has an inďŹ‚uence providing iconic elements in print and woven fabrics found in work from the likes of Calzeat, Begg and Dovecot Studios.
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Elie collection (rocking chair and cushions) by Sharon Pringle.
the future for this industry is looking bright Of course, there is always a wealth of on-trend contemporary fabrics and pieces showcasing new patterns and a never-ending colour palette. From the obscure to the classic, developing signature patterns that are coveted is an every-day occurrence from the creative talent in this sector. Moreover, with no hesitancy to constantly experiment with colours, the future for this industry is most deďŹ nitely looking bright.
Forgive the boastfulness but it is clear there is something to suit every taste in Scotland. Whether it is an on-trend contemporary piece or a classic timeless design, it can be found from an interiors specialist here. Working in both commercial and consumer markets it is easy to see the allure. Any mood can be created, whether through accessories like cushions, rugs and throws which make a room tactile, or more solid matching structures like sofas, wallpapers and chairs, which give a three-dimensional aspect. Patterns range in style and inďŹ‚uence. Some come from the cloth or fabric and use colours to accentuate the mood of the piece. Others draw on the naturalistic images on the doorstep turning natureâ€™s natural drama into interesting collections which never fail to impress.
Greengrove Weavers throw and Timorous Beasties Lovebirds cushion.
6 | THE PHOTOSHOOT
If only my house had a view like this! the styling team carefully hang the wallpaper
Surrounded by beautifully conceived and constructed products, the team took over the Penthouse of The Point Hotel, Edinburgh. With panoramic views of Edinburgh Castle and the Edinburgh skyline, the setting was ideal to show off the ďŹ ne offerings from the Scottish textiles interiors industry. The versatile venue, used for events and the exclusive SkyBar once a month, became a spacious blank canvas to create some stunning images for .
the photographer makes some changes to get that perfect shot
scenes behind the
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Left: Bloomin Marvellous fabric and cushions by Lynsey Jean Henderson. Middle: Sailors Souls Wallpaper & Curious Curiosities cushion by Lynsey Jean Henderson.
Right: Forrest of the Golden Stag wallpaper, Acorns & Squirrels cushion and Fox & Hare woodland cushion all by Lynsey Jean Henderson. Bottom: Seat, Monolito by The Plan (available in various sizes and upholstery).
8 | THE PHOTOSHOOT
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Damask Rug available in a selection of colours from Turnberry Carpets, footstool in Lennox fabric in Plum/ Taupe, chair, Hoxton fabric in Amethyst, small cushion - Broadway in Amethyst and large Cushion Merlin in Plum and Taupe - all from Voyage Decoration.
10 | THE PHOTOSHOOT
Bespoke rug by Turnberry Carpets, one-off collection of cushions and Strata seat by The Plan (available in various seat numbers and ﬁnish options) and Jane lace in white ﬁnish by MYB Textiles.
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12 | PROCESS + DETAIL = QUALITY
Left: A selection of rugs by Anta. Below: Wallpaper in production (by hand) at Timorous Beasties.
process+detail= Visiting an interiors textiles company in Scotland is in a word – fascinating. Being able to see ﬁrst hand the time, effort and sheer love, which are fundamental elements in the process of developing fabrics, wallpapers, leathers and lace, clearly demonstrates why products from Scotland have that luxurious mark of quality.
The range of techniques is wide and varied but the common thread through it all is a dedication to detail and well-honed processes, which produce superior products for markets around the world. Take for instance the Scottish Leather Group, one of the largest manufacturers of bovine leather in the UK. It comprises of four leather manufacturing subsidiaries and a technology company, all located in the west of Scotland and boasts nearly 500 years of tanning and ﬁnishing leather. With processes steeped in this experience, it is understandable why it is a leading supplier to the interiors market (among others) across the globe. Of course the experience and detailed process of the mills and other fabric houses in Scotland has not gone unnoticed by the interiors market either with many selling direct to designers and others who search
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for that je ne sais quoi for their collection. Tartans, tweeds, cashmere, lace and knitted products from Scotland are all sought after as the process to produce these materials has an historical grandeur hard to match. Add to this the intricate detail on products from the interiors textiles market and there is a clear winning relationship for any designer or buyer. Scottish companies are continuously developing techniques using combinations of hand-printing and machine production to create classic and contemporary pieces for both at-home and commercial clients. With fabrication taking days, weeks, months even, from creative conception to production, the process will always remain the same with no scrimping on attention to detail and a fundamental focus on that inherent quality which is expected from Scotland.
quality Above: Fabric and throws from Johnstons of Elgin. Right: Fabric from Macnaughton Holdings.
Leather in production at Andrew Muirhead.
the range of techniques is wide and varied
14 | HOME FROM HOME
home Adding a little bit of Scotland to a home has never been easier. Many of the mills, companies and designers cater for the ‘at-home’ as well as the commercial markets. Scottish products can now be found in leading retailers across the world as well as online leaving little excuse for those in search of some added luxury in-house. Whether it is a tweed cushion, which compliments a sofa or a luxurious cashmere throw to snuggle in to on a cold winter’s night, there is something for everyone. As more companies continue to add to existing offerings, the wealth of choice for discerning shoppers just keeps on growing. More people now look to ﬁne furnishings and signature style decoration that has that WOW factor for their home. People crave that statement wallpaper which attracts a view on entering a room, or that one piece of bespoke furniture which never fails to receive a comment from every guest. Scotland can provide it all, so whatever the individual taste prefers, a home is rarely complete without that quality touch of Scottish textiles.
Throw and cushions by Breanish Tweed.
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Bed in the Turret Suite, The Point Hotel, Edinburgh with Breanish Tweed and Jaggy Nettle Harris Tweed cushions, Greengrove Weavers, Breanish Tweed and Johnstons of Elgin throws with Thistle cushion from Timorous Beasties on the chair.
ﬁnd us A
Andrew Muirhead +44 (0)141 554 3724, www.muirhead.co.uk Anta +44 (0)131 260 9940, www.anta.co.uk
Lynsey Jean Henderson +44 (0)774 6833 508, www.lynseyjeanhenderson.com
M Macnaughton Holdings +44 (0)1738 609000, www.macnaughton-group.com MYB Textiles +44 (0)1560 321210, www.mybtextiles.com
Begg Scotland +44 (0)1292 267615, www.beggscotland.com Breanish Tweed +44 (0)1851 810 022, www.breanishtweed.co.uk Bute Fabrics +44 (0)1700 503734, www.butefabrics.co.uk
Natasha Marshall +44 (0)141 339 0120, www.natashamarshall.com
Scottish Leather Group +44 (0)141 847 4520, www.scottishleathergroup.com Sharon Pringle +44 (0)7817 075416, www.sharonpringle.co.uk
Dovecot Studios +44 (0)131 555 3660, www.dovecotstudios.com
Calzeat +44 (0)1899 309222, www.calzeat.com
G Greengrove Weavers + (0)1340 810772, firstname.lastname@example.org
J Jaggy Nettle +44 (0)7850 342892, www.jaggynettle.com Johnstons of Elgin +44 (0)1343 554099, www.johnstonscashmere.com
The Plan +44 (0)1505 874404, www.theplan-uk.com Timorous Beasties +44 (0)141 337 2622, www.timorousbeasties.com Turnberry Carpets +44 (0)1655 332183, www.turnberrycarpets.com
V Voyage Decoration +44 (0)141 641 1700, www.voyagedecoration.com
Back cover: Chair at Cameron House, Loch Lomand, Scotland Special thanks to The Point Hotel, Edinburgh (+44 (0)131 221 5555, email@example.com) which provided the location for our main photoshoot. Boasting magniﬁcent views of the city, the venue is available for private and corporate parties all year round. On the last Thursday of each month, the venue transforms in to Sky Bar – one of Edinburgh’s most exclusive venues open from 6pm to midnight. Glasgow (www.webershandwick.co.uk, +44 (0)141 333 0557) Editorial by Design by www.webershandwickdesign.com, +44 (0)141 334 0445. (m ud) n. 1. mode, fashion, style 2. manners, good breeding 3. respect, honour 4. good morals