Living Archive Trend: Style Library Contract

During Sleep + Eat we took the opportunity to sit down with the Style Library Contract team and discuss the current trends which they have identified in the hospitality sector.  Over the coming weeks we will be sharing 4 trends with you and today we begin with Living Archive.

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Design integrity cannot be undervalued, whether you’re working on a historic renovation or incorporating a piece of antiquity into a modern interior. A living archive is a precious resource which can only exist where heritage and provenance are respected. Style Library Contract’s dedicated design studios capture this ethos perfectly, creating authentic designs that are relevant for today’s interiors.

Morris & Co.’s new Melsetter collection showcases the incredible talents of May Morris, daughter of William and one of the most influential figures in English embroidery. The collection includes beautiful wallpapers and fabrics of original and reimagined designs, each with their own historical story.

This season, Zoffany is on a crusade to share the exceptional. This season, Zoffany is on a crusade to share the exceptional. Opulent designs, new and archive captivate with an eclectic burst of a fresh, vivacious personality. As custodians of an expansive archive and with a passion for objet d’art, Zoffany presents three new books, each with enduring modernity and timeless appeal.

Product Focus

Zoffany Antiquary – Richmond Park Velvet

Reflecting the changing seasons, Richmond Parks elegant design and mellow colours envelop a room in softness. Pursuant to the great trees in its namesake park, this upholstery weight velvet shares a glamourous multidimensional feel across its far-reaching branches and sunlight dappled leaves.

88% Cotton 12% Polyester – Suitable for curtains

Zoffany Antiquary – Desert Flower II

This ever-giving design of exotic cacti and unusual double flowerheads is resplendent in Zoffanys Alchemy of Colour. Printed on a fine cotton satin, Desert Flower II is an eye-catching floral and an authentic representation of a chintz from the Mulhouse archive.

100% Cotton – Suitable for curtains

Zoffany Antiquary – Suzani Archive Embroidery 

This weave captures a lovely time worn look, reflecting how a fabric would age with use. A resized interpretation of a classic Zoffany design, this grand, opulent weave retains a handmade look akin to the original.

53% Viscose 14% Linen 13% Cotton 10% Polyester 6% Wool 4% Zari

Morris & Co. Melsetter – Seasons by May (wallpaper)

Seasons by May is our interpretation of a c.1895 embroidery called Spring and Summer designed and most likely stitched by May Morris. Produced on an textured cloth our version features a mirrored trellis of parakeets stylised roses tulips leaves and turning stems accented with intricate detail across the feathers and petals. Available in three colourways: Linen Indigo and Saffron.

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About Alys Bryan

Alys is a knowledgeable design editor who is focused on instigating conversations, both online and in-person, with industry experts which challenge, educate and advance the commercial interior sector. Her training and 15 years of professional experience as a furniture designer for the commercial sector makes her uniquely placed to lead Design Insider as Editor
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