Every Print in our New Interiors Fabric Collection
Delve into the new FuturLiberty prints with Head of Design Interiors Genevieve Bennett, sharing her insight into the creative process and her top tips for upholstering at home
FuturLiberty is the very first Liberty collection which spans fashion, accessories, fashion fabrics, interior fabrics and home accessories. Taking on an exciting opportunity to deliver the unexpected – in collaboration with renowned couturier and interior designer Federico Forquet – the Liberty design team worked to translate the painterly energetic artworks from our FuturLiberty world, and embrace a wide variety of techniques, surfaces and applications for interiors.
Colour is at the heart of everything we do at Liberty, and for the new interiors fabric collection, the designs are worked into four distinct colour palettes: Cetona, Sahara, Piccadilly and Vesuvio to sit in harmony alongside the FuturLiberty fashion fabrics collection. “We had to work out how each design would balance within an interior space – mixing the show-stopping hero designs, which are full of bold striking geometrics, and offset them with a quieter pattern of stripes, ombres, textural velvets and plains,” says Genevieve Bennett, Liberty’s Head of Design Interiors.
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Each colour story conveys a different atmosphere, utilising Forquet’s years of experience studying how every colour responds to one another. “Federico works in an incredibly energetic way, cutting, collaging and piecing together designs by hand with paper, fabrics and scissors. I was very inspired by his approach to colour, embracing the vibrant bright colours found within nature,” explains Bennett.
This series of reinterpreted archive designs appear with a refreshed intensity and loud optimism, featuring dense brush strokes, delicate lines, and playful collage. “The energy of colour and surfaces found within Futurist and Vorticist works were translated into a variety of incredibly innovative techniques using weave, print and embroidery,” says Bennett. Created using multiple mediums including collage, pencils and painting, the subtle textures and details from the artwork are carefully translated into a beautiful array of fabrics printed within Italy, Belgium and India, as well as embroidered and woven fabrics, too.
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Try Genevieve Bennett’s Top Tips for Upholstery at Home
So, will you undertake an upholstery project of your own? Or perhaps look to collect your own slice of collection (without the need to sew) with our collection of ready-made home accessories? Either way, it’s time to invite FuturLiberty to stay.
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