Contours

The development of contemporary designs has always been as much a part of Gainsborough as the weaving of historic motifs, and the company’s story is largely one of 20th, and now 21st, Century design.

This crossover collection highlights some of the designs that speak to the era in which they were born, from the turn-of-the-century calendered Moiré to the Art Deco style of the geometric Key, but now presented in an on-trend colour palette.

Bologna

2504


Flat image Bologna Sky Blue 2504/11084

Bologna: Sky Blue

2504/11084

Bologna: Sky Blue

2504/11084

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  • Composition82% Cotton / 18% Viscose
  • Pattern repeatHorizontal 68.5cm / Vertical 126cm
  • Pattern repeats / width2 x
  • Minimum order1 metre
  • Fabric width137cm
  • Collection(s)Contours
  • StyleItalianate
  • PeriodEighteenth Century

First woven in 1904, this pattern is typical of the Italian silks of the early 18th Century that became so fashionable in English Eighteenth Century interiors. This may be a pattern by Luther Hooper of Ipswich; he was particularly interested in this type of design and made a study of at least one of the original pieces. Used inter alia in the National Gallery, St James’s Palace, Ickworth House, Kenwood House, Ipswich Museum, Lavenham Church, Lyme Park and the Château de Bagnols.

Colours (5)

Flat image Bologna Spring Green / Fawn 2504/11087

Bologna: Spring Green / Fawn

2504/11087

Bologna: Spring Green / Fawn

2504/11087

£ Price available on sign in
  • Composition82% Cotton / 18% Viscose
  • Pattern repeatHorizontal 68.5cm / Vertical 126cm
  • Pattern repeats / width2 x
  • Minimum order1 metre
  • Fabric width137cm
  • Collection(s)Contours
  • StyleItalianate
  • PeriodEighteenth Century

First woven in 1904, this pattern is typical of the Italian silks of the early 18th Century that became so fashionable in English Eighteenth Century interiors. This may be a pattern by Luther Hooper of Ipswich; he was particularly interested in this type of design and made a study of at least one of the original pieces. Used inter alia in the National Gallery, St James’s Palace, Ickworth House, Kenwood House, Ipswich Museum, Lavenham Church, Lyme Park and the Château de Bagnols.

Colours (5)

Flat image Bologna Fawn 2504/11088

Bologna: Fawn

2504/11088

Bologna: Fawn

2504/11088

£ Price available on sign in
  • Composition82% Cotton / 18% Viscose
  • Pattern repeatHorizontal 68.5cm / Vertical 126cm
  • Pattern repeats / width2 x
  • Minimum order1 metre
  • Fabric width137cm
  • Collection(s)Contours
  • StyleItalianate
  • PeriodEighteenth Century

First woven in 1904, this pattern is typical of the Italian silks of the early 18th Century that became so fashionable in English Eighteenth Century interiors. This may be a pattern by Luther Hooper of Ipswich; he was particularly interested in this type of design and made a study of at least one of the original pieces. Used inter alia in the National Gallery, St James’s Palace, Ickworth House, Kenwood House, Ipswich Museum, Lavenham Church, Lyme Park and the Château de Bagnols.

Colours (5)

Flat image Bologna Silver 2504/11089

Bologna: Silver

2504/11089

Bologna: Silver

2504/11089

£ Price available on sign in
  • Composition82% Cotton / 18% Viscose
  • Pattern repeatHorizontal 68.5cm / Vertical 126cm
  • Pattern repeats / width2 x
  • Minimum order1 metre
  • Fabric width137cm
  • Collection(s)Contours
  • StyleItalianate
  • PeriodEighteenth Century

First woven in 1904, this pattern is typical of the Italian silks of the early 18th Century that became so fashionable in English Eighteenth Century interiors. This may be a pattern by Luther Hooper of Ipswich; he was particularly interested in this type of design and made a study of at least one of the original pieces. Used inter alia in the National Gallery, St James’s Palace, Ickworth House, Kenwood House, Ipswich Museum, Lavenham Church, Lyme Park and the Château de Bagnols.

Colours (5)

Flat image Bologna Gold / Fawn 2504/11091

Bologna: Gold / Fawn

2504/11091

Bologna: Gold / Fawn

2504/11091

£ Price available on sign in
  • Composition82% Cotton / 18% Viscose
  • Pattern repeatHorizontal 68.5cm / Vertical 126cm
  • Pattern repeats / width2 x
  • Minimum order1 metre
  • Fabric width137cm
  • Collection(s)Contours
  • StyleItalianate
  • PeriodEighteenth Century

First woven in 1904, this pattern is typical of the Italian silks of the early 18th Century that became so fashionable in English Eighteenth Century interiors. This may be a pattern by Luther Hooper of Ipswich; he was particularly interested in this type of design and made a study of at least one of the original pieces. Used inter alia in the National Gallery, St James’s Palace, Ickworth House, Kenwood House, Ipswich Museum, Lavenham Church, Lyme Park and the Château de Bagnols.

Colours (5)