Celebrating the wonder of the natural world, Botanical Atlas showcases an eclectic array of flora and fauna, crafted with timeless elegance and hued in rich, sophisticated colour palettes. This season takes us on a global voyage and an exploration of magical and fantastical forms. Following Sir Arthur Liberty’s passion for discovery, the collection references his remarkable expeditions to Japan, China, Persia and India during the 1880s-1910s. From trailing Chinoiserie motifs, through to miniature Persian Garden illustrations, Indian Moghul painting and art from the Japanese Edo period, this intrinsically Liberty collection reinterprets traditional techniques with modern accents.
The cross-pollination of styles creates fascinating visual narratives. Rare specimens, sculptural leaves, magnificent flowers, and imaginary forests are juxtaposed with tranquil stripes and mesmerising geometrics.
Meticulously hand-painted in the Liberty Design Studio, in the heart of London, and expertly printed, using traditional and cutting-edge techniques in England and Italy. The wallpapers include delicately textured metallics to lustrous grass-cloths full of luxurious textures and depth of colour.
This magnificent landscape was originally printed as a Liberty furnishing fabric during the 1970s. Incorporating new stylistic elements, and recoloured in tonal and harmonious palettes, the design is inspired by traditional Chinoiserie wallpaper panels from the 17th & 18th centuries. Repainted and adapted by the Liberty Design studio, intriguing islands unfold filled with lush gardens, oversized Lotus flowers, fantastic pavilions, floating sampans, and birds in flight. Printed on a textural fibrous metallic base, providing richness and depth reminiscent of antique lacquerware and delicate glass.
‘Eva’ chair, with thanks to Bonacina 1889, made in Italy.