Join the Flock: This year’s trends in wool

October 11, 2014

Wool Collection Interiors Southwark cathedral Egon Walesch Interior Design

To Southwark Cathedral for the Campaign for Wool’s exhibition of the latest wool items for interiors. It features an impressive selection of of fabrics, furnishings, rugs and artwork from the high street, designers and bespoke producers.

Wool Collection Interiors Southwark cathedral Egon Walesch Interior Design

Not to forget, an impressive selection of colourful sheep to greet visitors

Wool Collection Interiors Southwark cathedral Egon Walesch Interior Design

Inside, this Ingmar chair from Jonathan Adler caught my eye

Wool Collection Interiors Southwark cathedral Egon Walesch Interior Design

in front of this Drape wall covering by Tracy Kendall The Festoon revival starts here?

Wool Collection Interiors Southwark cathedral Egon Walesch Interior Design

Another striking chair. Orwell wing chair by Kirsty Whyte for Heals

Wool Collection Interiors Southwark cathedral Egon Walesch Interior Design

Polychrome se 01 rug designed by El Ultimo Grito for Christopher Farr

Wool Collection Interiors Southwark cathedral Egon Walesch Interior Design

How cute are these dog coats made from London Underground tube line moquette? This is the fabric used on the district line available from London Transport Museum

Wool Collection Interiors Southwark cathedral Egon Walesch Interior Design

I also love these cushions designed by Pentreath & Hall and produced by Fine Cell Work

Wool Collection Interiors Southwark cathedral Egon Walesch Interior Design

Fine Cell Work is a great charity that works with prisoners to teach them to sew and embroider so that they can learn skills to benefit them when they are released. See Ivana’s favourite cushion here and read about another exhibition featuring Fine Cell Work here. FCW also produce bespoke items and personalised cushions  like this one – they make great Christmas presents!

Wool Collection Interiors Southwark cathedral Egon Walesch Interior Design

Detail of an oval rug by Rose de Borman for Anthropologie – a contemporary interpretation of mid 19th century pieced and appliquéd coverlets featuring figures and animals as seen in the collections of the Victoria and Albert museumWool Collection Interiors Southwark cathedral Egon Walesch Interior Design

You can never have too many furry friends..

Wool Collection Interiors Southwark cathedral Egon Walesch Interior Design

A tapestry by Weftfaced based on a painting by Gillian Ayres

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Wall hanging by Wallace Sewell, stools by Bailey Hills

Wool Collection Interiors Southwark cathedral Egon Walesch Interior Design

This small exhibition showed the enduring appeal of traditional tweeds, twills and textures of wool for manufacturers and makers. I think it also demonstrated how versatile, colourful and downright playful the material can be for interior design in the right hands.

Wool Collection Interiors Southwark cathedral Egon Walesch Interior Design

The Campaign for Wool Interiors Collection is at Southwark Cathedral, London until 12th October. Admission is free.

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