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Hummingbird Stripe

Hummingbird Stripe

This is a dramatic and richly coloured collage of hummingbirds, all drawn from antique encyclopediae, and bursting out of a bold and complex repeating stripe.

Available on Oyster and Natural linen.

Hummingbird Stripe 2

Composition: 90% Linen, 10% Nylon

Printed Width: 138cm

Horizontal Pattern Repeat: 46cm

Vertical Pattern Repeat: 16cm

Drifting

Drifting

The luxuriant plumage of the ostrich brings us this design of gently drifting feathers.

 

Composition: 90% Linen, 10% Nylon

Printed Width: 138cm

Horizontal Pattern Repeat: 69cm

Vertical Pattern Repeat: 60cm

Pavo Simplex

Pavo Simplex

Pavo is the genus for peacock and the vivid plumage of the peacock features here in two intense and dramatic patterns.

Available on Oyster or Natural unbleached linen.

FTGPORI

Composition: 90% Linen, 10% Nylon

Printed Width: 138cm

Horizontal Pattern Repeat: 35cm

Vertical Pattern Repeat: 56cm

Pavo

Pavo

Pavo is the genus for peacock and the vivid plumage of the peacock features here in two intense and dramatic patterns.

Available on Oystery or Natural Linen,

 

Composition: 90% Linen, 10% Nylon

Printed Width: 138cm

Horizontal Pattern Repeat: 27.6cm

Vertical Pattern Repeat: 42.2cm

Cymepaye Toile De Jouy

Cymepaye Toile De Jouy

Cymepaye Toile de Jouy is another quirky toile, this time inspired by a col­lection of antique prints of monkeys and lemurs, one of which was entitled “Cymepaye”, an archaic French word for lemur.

Available in Dust, Rose and Ink.

Cymepaye Toile de Jouy Dust

Composition: 90% Linen, 10% Nylon

Printed Width: 138cm

Horizontal Pattern Repeat: 27cm

Vertical Pattern Repeat: 28cm

 

Entomologie

Entomologie

The collections of beetles at the Museum of Natural History here in Oxford, as well as at Tring, have been a core inspiration for the Tradescant & Son collection. Boxes of carefully preserved exotic insects have always been a key component of cabinets of curiosities, and our dramatic Entomologie collection takes its lead from this.

Available in Original, Rose, Ink and Dust.  Original and Ink are also available on natural, unbleached linen.

Entomologie Original folded

Entomologie Rose 2

ENBBORI longer

Composition: 90% Linen, 10% Nylon

Printed Width: 138cm

Horizontal Pattern Repeat: 138cm

Vertical Pattern Repeat: 106cm

Moths

Moths

The collections of beetles at the Museum of Natural History here in Oxford, as well as at Tring, have been a core inspiration for the Tradescant & Son collection. Boxes of carefully preserved exotic insects have always been a key component of cabinets of curiosities, and our dramatic Entomologie collection takes its lead from this.

Available in Original, Dust, Rose and Ink.

Entomologie Moths Original

Entomologie Moths Rose 4

Entomologie Moths Ink

Entomologie Moths Dust

Composition: 90% Linen, 10% Nylon

Printed Width: 138cm

Horizontal Pattern Repeat: 138cm

Vertical Pattern Repeat: 106cm

Single Moth

Single Moth

The collections of beetles at the Museum of Natural History here in Oxford, as well as at Tring, have been a core inspiration for the Tradescant & Son collection. Boxes of carefully preserved exotic insects have always been a key component of cabinets of curiosities, and our dramatic Entomologie collection takes its lead from this.

Available in Oyster and Natural unbleached linen.

Composition: 90% Linen, 10% Nylon

Printed Width: 138cm

Horizontal Pattern Repeat: 138cm

Vertical Pattern Repeat: 134.6cm

 

Product Code & Colour:

ENSRORI – Original

Cyanistes

Cyanistes

The delicate and elegant blue tit, or Cyanistes (the name of the genus to which the blue tit belongs), perches and flutters through lightly drawn monochrome branches. The design was inspired by Polly Morgan’s art piece of a dead blue tit under a bell jar, which reminded us of the beauty of this humble little bird.

 

Composition: 90% Linen, 10% Nylon

Printed Width: 138cm

Horizontal Pattern Repeat: 138cm

Vertical Pattern Repeat: 143cm

 

Product Code: BTCRORI

Colour name: Original

Yellow Parakeet

Yellow Parakeet

Inspired by Edward Lear’s drawing of a vivid yellow parakeet in his famous collection of birds, we set a flock of bright yellow birds fluttering against a background of muted monochrome branches.

 

Composition: 90% Linen, 10% Nylon

Printed Width: 138cm

Horizontal Pattern Repeat: 138cm

Vertical Pattern Repeat: 143cm

 

Design name: Yellow Parrakeet

Product Code: CNCRORI

Colour name: Original

Ibis Toile De Jouy

Ibis Toile De Jouy

The Ibis Toile de Jouy Collection came about from a love of the history of toile de jouy and the wonderful opportunity to combine it with the vivid plumage of the scarlet ibis.

Available in Original, Ink, Dust and Rose.  Original and Ink are also available on natural unbleached linen.

Ibis Toile de Jouy Ink 2

Ibis Toile de Jouy Dust

Ibis Toile de Jouy Rose

ITTLORI

Composition: 90% Linen, 10% Nylon

Printed Width: 138cm

Horizontal Pattern Repeat: 19.8cm

Vertical Pattern Repeat: 14.8cm

Winter’s Bone

Winter’s Bone

Winter’s Bone is inspired by taxidermy and the wonderful collections of skeletal deer in the Museum of Natural History in Dublin. The elegant mesh of the antlers forms a backdrop for meticulously drawn deer, goat and ram skulls.

Available in Ink, Rose and Dust.  Ink is also available on natural unbleached linen.

Winter's Bone Dust

 

Composition: 90% Linen, 10% Nylon

Printed Width: 138cm

Horizontal Pattern Repeat: 138cm

Vertical Pattern Repeat: 145cm

Ceramium

Ceramium

The Ceramium Collection is drawn from Henry Bradbury’s wonderful nature printed seaweeds, created in 1859.  The delicate fronds have been repeated and layered to create a dramatic and versatile design.

Available in Dust, Rose and Ink.

Ceramium Ink

Ceramium Rose

 

Composition: 90% Linen, 10% Nylon

Printed Width: 138cm

Horizontal Pattern Repeat: 29cm

Vertical Pattern Repeat: 22cm

 

Ceramium

Ceramium

The Ceramium Collection is drawn from Henry Bradbury’s wonderful nature printed seaweeds, created in 1859.  The delicate fronds have been repeated and layered to create a dramatic and versatile design.

Available in Dust, Rose and Ink.

Ceramium Stripe Dust 2

Ceramium Stripe Rose

Composition: 90% Linen, 10% Nylon

Printed Width: 138cm

Horizontal Pattern Repeat: 35cm

Vertical Pattern Repeat: 20cm

 

 

 

 

About Tradescant & Son

Tradescant & Son is a textile design studio based in Oxford, England.

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Our collection of printed linen is inspired by cabinets of curiosity and the natural world, and in particular by John Tradescant, the 17th century gardener and collector, whose collection formed the beginning of the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford today.

The collection was developed over a two year period when we realised that our design research for Natural History was leaving us with a growing archive of unusual and extraordinary drawings and designs.  Developing these into our launch collection was a long and careful process of meticulous drawing and exhaustive colour testing.  The muted and sophisticated colourways that we chose to complement the richly coloured original drawings were selected to combine perfectly with the paints favoured by the interior designers we work with, so that a coherent look can be easily achieved.

All of the designs are available on white linen, but a selection are also available on a rich warm cream linen and  natural flax linen.  We found that the designs featuring shades of blue have worked best on these base cloths, although we are happy to discuss alternatives with our clients for larger orders.

Our designs are printed onto Belgian linen here in England.  Winter’s Bone will be available on wallpaper in Summer 2014.

Locations

If you are in the UK, please contact us directly with your requirements.  You can order from us by email or telephone, or we can arrange to visit you at your studio to show you the range.

The collection can be seen in the following international showrooms this Spring.

New York:

Studio Four NYC
900 Broadway Suite 201, NY, NY 10003
T 212.475.4414  F 212.475.4434   info@studiofournyc.com

Australia:

The Selvedge Group
64 Glenmore Road
Paddington 2121
sydney@theselvedgegroup.com.au
Telephone: 02 8094 8876
Mobile: 0481 145 594

The Selvedge Group
469 High Street
Prahran 3181
Telephone: 03 9078 7877
1300 721 157 freecall nationally
info@theselvedgegroup.com.au

New Zealand:

Diva International
16 Railway Street,
Newmarket,
Auckland
T +64(9) 523 0625
gail@divainternational.co.nz

Russia:

Russianality
Moscow
Alla Natalchenko
Tel: +7 985 925 3798
Fax: +44 1608 730699
E-mail: alla.natalchenko@russianality.com

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