The Design Archives - The Jewel Collection
The brainchild of Sharon Crowson whose family business, Crowson Fabrics, established in 1978, became one of the world’s leading producers, designers and suppliers of home furnishings this collection is beautifully re-coloured bringing together in the Jewel Collection some of the most iconic designs from the archive. “I have been involved in the textile industry for thirty years, working with the family business” says Sharon. “Crowson Fabrics was a much loved and successful brand and the Jewel Collection has presented me with a wonderful challenge to revive three outstanding designs which all work alongside our existing collections”
This collection is richly coloured and provides a treasure trove of jewel-like colours from rich ruby reds to elegant opals printed on a choice of sumptuous shimmering velvet, classic heavy linen and elegant cotton satin. The collection consists of three designs – Grand Tiffany, Amadour and Tree of Life.
Grand Tiffany is taken from a 1970’s archival design by artist Michel Vidal. Inspired by the Arts and Crafts movement, with aspects of Art Deco it is coloured in striking shades, ranging from rich ‘Jewel’ to a subtle ‘Aqua’ and bright ‘Opal’ and is a truly gorgeous looking fabric guaranteed to acquire something of an heirloom status.
Tree of Life
Developed from a charming classic Tree of Life mid-19th century document the Antique Rose and Tea Rose colourways reflect the original colouring of the intricate archival historic document and offers a flowing floral design with intricate line drawing and detail.
An archival piece from the famous Parisian studio ‘Artilia’ this floral piece has a dramatic oriental-style design featuring cherry blossom, chrysanthemums, bamboo and peonies and resonates with rich, opulent colours creating a dramatic and sophisticated addition to any room.
This is The Design Archives first year exhibiting at The London Interiors Show but for visitors who would like to see the entire collection following the show do please come and visit us at our showroom at World’s End Studios. We are here Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm and welcome visitors to see what we have to offer.
World’s End Studios
132-134 Lots Road
London SW10 0RJ
Tel 020 7349 7018