Despite the frigid weather, with January comes the anticipation of all the design industry’s coming collection launches. A longtime favorite for homeowners and designers alike, Osborne & Little will launch their Spring 2019 collections on February 18th, with the exciting addition of a special new collection by textile artist, Margo Selby. The designer, who is known for her contemporary woven designs which include fabrics, rugs, and accessories produced by specialist mills and artisan weavers, does not disappoint with Memphis.
Selby’s new launch follows her aptly-named inaugural Ragtime collection for the brand, which abstractly pays tribute to the ragged rhythm of the musical style. Memphis, a bolder, brighter collection that references the musicians of the 50s and 60s, includes six striking patterns in a vibrant color palette (think cherry, teal, jade, and fuchsia), that enhances the luxuriousness of the cut velvet and wool fabrics. From Marvin, a tessellating pattern, to Motown, a geometric jacquard with perfectly contrasting colors, Selby’s collection has a lot of staying power.
Not to be outdone, Osborne & Little’s new in-house Spring 2019 collections include Morocco-inspired embroideries, rich velvets, and botanically-themed decorative wallpapers that also incorporate large-scale prints. Albemarle, a collection of tailored woven fabrics inspired by the streets, arcades, and squares of Mayfair, an upmarket area in London’s West End, adds a cozy, winter-inspired touch. Ariadne Velvets, a very different yet surprisingly chic collection of velvet textiles, features digitally-printed crosshatch brushstrokes in varying colors. Meanwhile, Folium, which consists of mostly botanical and tile-inspired wallpapers, lays claim to Tiger Leaf, a pattern that recalls the colors of Palm Springs, and the stunning Faenza Tile. The former references vintage tile-work and is edged with distressed gold leaf on either a stone, blue, or mint colorway. While these are just a few of many eye-catching new designs set to launch next month, the varying aesthetics offer wonderful design flexibility.