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 luxurious and poised botanical was inspired by a tiny fragment of fabric discovered in the Liberty archive dating from 1895. Bold stylised Poppies appear to flow in undulating synergy, within a setting of winding foliage and tiny flowering buds. Paying homage to Liberty’s long-standing association with the Arts & Crafts movement, Tudor Poppy was lovingly restored and carefully reconstructed with delicate shading and soft inky washes.