Product watch: the Teahouse Collection by Skopos

Celebrating 50 years of design and manufacture in contract textiles, Skopos has revisited its Teahouse Collection with Tea Garden being a re-incarnation of an original floral design…

Teahouse collection by Skopos

To mark its 50th Anniversary, Skopos is breathing new life into several of its collections that have stood the test of design time. Two collections being given the anniversary treatment are the Teahouse Collection originally designed for Skopos in 2001, and Interlace a design dating back to 1983.

Inspired by traditional Japanese brushwork and painting, the Teahouse Collection captured the contrast of delicate brushwork and the loose painting style synonymous with Eastern Asia. Designs explored the artisanal technique of letting the ink ‘bleed’ to create an abstract quality to the designs. The 50th Anniversary design, Tea Garden takes inspiration from an original floral design within the collection, named Birdsong. A calming floral story, The Tea Garden design has been produced in the same scale as the original. However, a move on from flatbed printing, modern separation and digital printing techniques have allowed the delicate quality of the original hand-painted artwork to be retained, capturing a beautiful tonality and adding greater delicacy back into the design.

tea garden fabric designs by skopos in shades of red from the teahouse collection

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A simple, yet effective basketweave design, Interlace was part of a collection of neat, structured designs, aimed at the hospitality market. Based on woven structures and originally launched in seven colourways, Interlace has a timeless appeal, enabling it to be as relevant today as it was 40 years ago.

As with all Anniversary prints, these are available on any of the standard print base-cloths, and both designs are being offered in two colourways for immediate order. For alternative colourways, in-line with minimum order requirements, the Skopos team will be able to help with dedicated designs. New anniversary designs will be revealed each month.

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