Pagoda and Palms
Inspired by the decoration on an eighteenth century Chinese porcelain snuff-box, Richard’s original watercolour sketches are beautifully reproduced as an extra wide-width wallpaper, sold by the metre. There is a co-ordinating fabric, but the wallpaper has a crisp plain ground giving a more graphic look.
So named because it looks like it has been confidently painted with traditional Chinese ink and brush, and because the giant disjointed stripes of bold colour are reminiscent of bamboo. Thick white strokes of paint on a soft blue ground and gold on chocolate are just two of the exciting and dramatic colorways.
Originally from 2013’s printed fabric collection, Agiasos was inspired by a tile pattern in the background of a French Orientalist painting of the 1890s. Striking in its modernity it makes a perfect addition to the collection. It is geometric but with the painterly hand associated with No.9 it gives a certain softness and movement.
Taken from the interlocking shapes of Chinese paving stones, the original design, much imitated since its launch in 2009, was printed on a heavy linen. The interplay of overlaid colours has the vibrancy and excitement of looking through a kaleidoscope – different shades and tones are broken into abstract geometry and it makes a perfect wallpaper.
A witty take on a toile de jouy: Mythical birds sit in fantastic trees whilst child acrobats somersault, balancing tea pots on their feet, all watched over by indulgent, smiling grown-ups. Based on the No.9 fabric of the same name from 2009, the new wallpaper version has lost the detail from the original, giving it a crisper more graphic look.