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Best British Pattern Design 2011

Woop Studios
‘A-Z Collective Noun’ prints

Online gallery Woop Studios’ alphabets of animals are a joy to behold. From ‘A Hover of Kestrels’ to ‘A Fondness of Stag Beetles’, the limited-edition prints describing collective nouns through pictures are simply charming. Choose your favourite animal or letter, or opt for the full set. From £69 each unframed.

woopstudios.com

Best British Pattern Design 2011

House of Hackney
‘Dalston Rose’ print

Since House of Hackney burst onto the interiors scene earlier this year, it’s shaken up our preconceptions about chintz. Its ‘Dalston Rose’ design, which appears on everything from bed linen to wallpaper, tells a tale of  ‘dark romance and broken dreams’ and turns the idea of a traditional English rose on its head. The dip-dye effect adds a defiantly modern, on-trend finishing touch. Fabric, £58 per m.

houseofhackney.com

Best British Pattern Design 2011

Christin Yu for Studio Paname
‘Flutterby’ window film

Curtains aren’t the only way to decorate a window: Studio Paname produces bespoke coverings for glass using the latest digital printing technology. Create your own stained-glass window effect with this beautiful blue ‘Flutterby’ self-adhesive film, which was created using images from real butterfly wings. From £51.20 per sq m.

purldeco.com

Best British Pattern Design 2011

Charlotte Mann for the V&A Museum
‘Keepers Reserve Press’ screen print

Artist Charlotte Mann explored our relationship with books in her striking black-and-white ‘Keepers Reserve Press’ screen print for the Victoria & Albert Museum. Explanatory notes, detailing the origins of each carefully chosen antique book featured, accompanied the print. This was a limited-edition design and is no longer on sale.

charlottemann.co.uk

Best British Pattern Design 2011

Designers Guild
‘Ornamental Garden’ and ‘Bosquet’
wall panels

Traditional florals are given a painterly quality on these elegant cotton wall panels by Designers Guild. ‘Bosquet’ depicts multicoloured blooms overlaying classical motifs, while ‘Ornamental Garden’ shows flowers in stone urns. Both combine romantic florals with modern colours to fantastic effect. £242 each (300cm L x 147cm W).

designersguild.com

Best British Pattern Design 2011

Emily Sutton for St Jude’s
‘Curiosity Shop’ fabrics

Inspired by afternoons spent immersed in the Museum of Childhood in Edinburgh, artist-designer Emily Sutton’s screen-printed ‘Curiosity Shop’ linen fabric is a paean to a bygone era, bringing a slice of comforting nostalgia to any interior. £44 per m.

stjudesfabrics.co.uk

2011