The Damascene Collection
Our new collection, Damascene, is now live and available to shop on the website. This collection was inspired by the ancient cultures of Persia and Western Anatolia and the designs of Iznik ceramic tiles that adorn the interiors of the mosques and palaces.
After an inspirational visit to Istanbul, Birdie and her team began experimenting with the traditional floral and geometric motifs of these ceramics in our in-house studio. We hand painted the designs and made small adjustments until the final composition emerged. The Anatolia and Arabesque prints were inspired by a tiny remnant of 17th-century embroidery, resulting in two soft, floral designs which are layered with understated summer colours; muted raspberry, mossy green and pale powder blue.
Alongside the abundant floral prints that are present in the Damascene collection, strong geometric prints are also apparent. The richly painted tiles found in the Blue Mosque in Istanbul have been translated into a series of geometric cushions as well as limited edition throws and bedspreads. These statement cushions and soft furnishings have been block-printed, embroidered and appliquéd, creating diverse textures.
The resulting aesthetic of the richly patterned textiles, intricate embroidery and soft summer colour palette is reminiscent of the English country house interiors style, yet utterly fresh and original.
With the restrictions around outdoor entertaining loosening, this collection could not come at a better time. The Damascene collection can help you create the most wonderful tablescape for you and your guests to enjoy. Layer texture with ceramics and glassware, pairing our fabulous Dalga scallop tableware with our Limited Edition Tamegroute candlesticks and bowls. They are simply perfect for summer entertaining.
It’s not only our Damascene tableware that is ideal for this. We are also releasing rattan furniture and water-resistant cushions in our first outdoor collection. Pick a shady spot in the garden or create a stylish spot on the terrace with our collection of colourful rattan chairs, tables and sofas from the Teras collection. Add sumptuous soft furnishings from the Havada outdoor collection; the ultimate solution to outdoor comfort with no compromise on style.
Outdoor cushions, seat pads and mattresses have been handblock printed in water-resistant fabric in our Anatolia, Arabesque and Aegean designs. The bold geometric prints, coupled with the embroidery-inspired florals are available in shades of soft moss green, rose pink and cornflower blue - the perfect colours for the garden. Imagine hastily arranged picnics with piles of blankets and cushions for you and your guests to enjoy. Or late lunches on sun baked terraces with our rattan chairs and dining seats styled in fun, mix and match combinations.
Calm and Collected Bedrooms
To create a calm and serene bedroom, look no further than our Damascene collection. When the heat of the sun fades away, your guests have said goodbye and the excitement of the evening subsides, our collection of cushions, throws and bedspreads can ensure your bedroom is a haven of peace and tranquility.
Drawing inspiration from extravagant tiles in the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, our Cini, Adana and Cintamani cushions layer ornate florals, dense geometrics and diverse textures. Our embroidered velvet Cintamani cushion is the statement piece of our cushion collection. Pair with a wonderful limited edition Kantha throw to achieve a characterful, yes understated, calm space.
For a bedroom space that exudes utter comfort, allow our sumptuous textiles to take centre stage. Layer bedspreads, embroidered throws and statement cushions and add a rug for warmth and texture.
Every piece of this collection has been designed in Norfolk at our in-house studio. The Damascene collection is designed to work as a whole or alongside existing furnishings and will suit both traditional or contemporary homes alike.
To shop the Damascene collection, please visit the shop section of our website. We hope you enjoy it.