Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Designers Guild - Madhuri Fabrics - Exotic colours and patterns of India

Sungadi - Indigo, a traditional Uzbek ikat by Designers Guild

Designers Guild fabrics have always been a personal favourite of mine, their vibrant colours and detailed designs set them apart from other fabric houses. Whether beautiful drapes, a stunning one-off chair or some accent cushions, their fabrics are stunningly beautiful. Their latest collection is inspired by the exotic colours and patterns of India and appropriately named, 'Madhuri Fabrics'.

Based on Indian and central Asian ikats and brocade patterns, rich, vibrant colour and design have been combined with traditional geometric ikat motifs such as Sungadi (above). Other designs in the collection reflect flora such as the hydrangea's in Sudara and Maduri Camellia. Some designs have been given a contemporary twist with an ombre effect and metallic detail. Most of the designs in this new range are digitally printed onto fine cotton, linen or linen blends. 

Above: Sugadi - Indigo
Above: Sungadi in Jade - Other colourways available are: Indigo, Magenta, Celadon and Graphite 
Above: Sudara Damson, also available in Amethyst
Above: Close up of Sudara Damson
Above: Sukumala Cobolt - A damask with ombre  shading and metallic accents
Above: Sukumala Lino - A printed linen viscose mix uses a damask pattern with ombre shading and metallic accents in burnished gold. 
Above: Up close, Sukumala Lino graphite (my personal favourite)
Above: Madhuri Birch, also available in Camelia a more vibrant option in pinks and mauves

Above are just a few designs in the new Madhuri range, the complete range and further colourways can be viewed at Designers Guild.

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