Sir John Soane

Developed under licence from Sir John Soane’s Museum, this collection is inspired
 by the individual style of Sir John Soane, one of the most influential and original of all English architects.

Sir John Soane's Museum

Soane was an avid collector of artefacts and works of art, many of which were obtained on his Grand Tour and displayed in his home, which he left to the country on his death in 1837. The house at Lincoln’s Inn Fields in London, together with buildings like the Bank of England and Dulwich Picture Gallery, is Soane’s legacy; it is one of London’s most popular museums and continues to inspire new generations of designers and architects.

Gainsborough’s craftsmanship and technical weaving expertise allow Soane’s style to reach beyond the unique museum that bears his name. Colour was an extremely important element in the creation of interiors for Soane and was central to the development of this collection, with shades carefully colour-matched to those in the museum. Key colours include Pompeian Red, derived from wall plaster Soane found at Pompeii, Turner Yellow, and Porphyry Brown, coloured to imitate porphyry, a material only rediscovered in Egypt during Soane’s lifetime.

‘Sir John Soane’s Museum’ is the registered trade mark of the Sir John Soane’s Museum.

John Soane’s Dome


Flat image John Soane’s Dome Porcelain / Coal 3519/11290

John Soane’s Dome: Porcelain / Coal


John Soane’s Dome: Porcelain / Coal


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  • Composition34% Silk / 66% Cotton
  • Pattern repeatHorizontal 68.5cm / Vertical 289.0cm
  • Minimum order1m
  • Fabric width137cm
  • StyleModern
  • PeriodTwenty First Century
  • Collection(s)Sir John Soane
  • UseCurtains, Walling

John Soane’s Dome portrays the domed area in the museum where Sir John took his students to appreciate the architecture studied on his Grand Tour. Evoking ancient Rome, the fabric shows casts of many classical buildings, framed by the arches in the museum with the overhead vaulted glass skylights. This is the largest design in the collection, representing over 50 individual sculpted works. It was the most challenging for the designers to recreate, with acute attention focused on every intricate shaded detail.

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