Past, Present, Future

With a reputation for developing patterns with interesting visual narratives, Lewis & Wood has given a new lease of life to some hand-painted patterns by Huguenot silk weavers which they unearthed in the Victoria & Albert Museum archives. The artists, weavers and illustrators fled from France following the Edict of Nantes in 1685 and brought their silkweaving skills to east London’s Spitalfields. The new designs have travelled with little difficulty from the East End to the West End – and from 1720 to 2017 – and represent a beautiful addition to the Lewis & Wood portfolio. ‘Hanbury’ (shown here) is taken from an original design (shown below) by Joseph Danridge, a natural history illustrator and silk pattern designer, and is available as a wide width wallpaper.

Lewis & Wood, First Floor, Design Centre East

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