Product watch: Flamingo and Kimono by Skopos

Skopos continues to punctuate 50 years of design excellence by revisiting its extensive range of original designs, and this month sees the curtain rise again on the Flamingo and Kimono collections…

Skopos fabrics from the Kimono collection

A bold, abstract graphic collection, originally launched in 2006 Flamingo brought six new designs to the Skopos portfolio. Hero of the collection was the Absinthe design, with echoes of 60’s psychedelia, the bold depiction of a flower head with a vertical background wave and central pop of colour shouted proud within contract spaces. Originally produced for screen printing this design has been adapted to add in subtle details and textures into the leaves and petals, but still remaining true to the Absinthe design. Launching therefore with the same name – the two colourways will be produced on the Skopos Turin linen-look basecloth.

Working in tandem with Absinthe is the Fuji design. Born out of patterning seen in Japanese designs, the original inspiration came from the two tone Edo design within the Skopos Kimono collection of 2008. Screen printed originally on fabrics with the appearance of silk, Edo gave a simple geometric option for curtains and bedding. With a change of scale and tweaks which saw the design more representative of a fan, the design has become a smaller, graphic four colour design. Offered in two colourways which complement the Absinthe design, Fuji is the second design for September and will be sampled on the Nereus waterproof, antimicrobial base-cloth for upholstery.

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