Consider ogee trellis doorways and a myriad of textile embellishments together with Indian patterns rich in ornament and colour….simply how can you not be inspired!
So much of the Indian look can be captured with rich ornamental patterns, found in our PRINTLAB, and printed in a bespoke way for project work. Together, with a huge range of plain woven fabrics such as MANHATTAN, EQUILIBRIUM, MATRIX and all our dimout fabrics and blackout fabrics – there is so much choice. Capturing the ornament and richness of the Indian interior scene is a challenge, but certainly one to be embraced!
Let’s just say that as far as colour goes, India is extremely varied and inspired by landscapes, exotic spices, fragrant fruits and flowers and not to mention of course its magnificent cultural history. It’s a skill the Indian nation has in abundance; creating a kaleidoscope of pattern and colour is an integral part of everyday life – a symbol of a confident Indian chic.
A striking feature of many Indian interiors is the riot of colours that come together in a small space….playful pinks bump next to orange, reds and the epitamous gold brocade adding a touch of luxury. Vivid palettes are often well balanced and perfectly set against white walls, creating a beautiful sense of crispness and vibrancy.
Of course, India has a vast and exciting range of handicrafts and the regional differences are to be congratulated….certainly, spoilt for choice.
Historically famous for its richness in fabric production, both in fashion and home furnishings, whereby pattern and colour are a vital part of the mix. Shapes and motives carry deep and meaningful spiritual and cultural symbolism; whereby in most cases birds, flowers, animals and figures capture this authentic power.
Next, we will delve deeper into the last trend of our Global Traveller series; Bali Freedom.