With a history of delving into its rich and varied archive, Liberty carefully considers which classic prints need to be brought back to life and have their stories told with a carefully selected range of vintage prints reborn for the modern-day, below are some of the chosen designs all of which carry the recognisable Liberty of London fabric style. I have several liberty print items from years ago and all have stood the test of time. Emma Mawston, Head of Design at Liberty Art Fabrics Interiors says:
” It is important not only to move forward, creating exciting new looks for future furnishing collections but also to respect the heritage of liberty print. Classic Liberty designs are essential not only for the established customer who has known n and loved them for so long but also for a wider, younger new audience who are getting to know the brand. The beauty of a true classic print is that even if it needs a new splash of colour every now and then it is timeless and will be in vogue forever.”
Image 1: Armchair in Felix Raison, Velvet Lagoon £120 per metre, originally based on a paisley shawl from the 1850s and re-drawn by the Liberty Art Fabrics Design Studio. Image 2: Lounge chair in Hera, Opal £75 per metre, originally created by Arthur Silver from the Silver Studio set up in 1880. Image 3: Armchair in Ianthe, Chestnut £75 per metre, created by well-known French Art Nouveau designer R. Beauclairin, circa 1900. Image 4: Occasional chair in Hera, Jungle £75 per metre, also based on Arthur Silver’s design in the 1900s.