Expert carpet manufacturer Brintons and long-term collaborators Timorous Beasties have launched the new Craigend collection, which explores textures and surfaces found naturally underfoot, including sand dunes, stone moss and lichen. This commercial collection celebrates ten years of collaboration between the Scottish design duo and the British carpet producer.
Named after Craigend Place, home of the Glasgow based Timorous Beasties studio and birthplace of the designs, the collection name is also inspired by the old Gaelic word ‘Creag’, which means rock. The collection has been reimagined in the Brintons’ signature 80/20 blend of 80% wool and 20% nylon and feature nine different designs; Stone Moss & Moss, Passiflora & Linnaeus, Magma, Shot Moiré & Moiré, Shoreline & Estuary, Coast & Shale, Terrain Highland & Highland Field, and Ruskin. Timorous Beasties have called upon their fascination with the often-brutal beauty of the natural world, as well as taking aesthetic inspiration from different crafting materials including paint, ink and fabric.
The collection was launched at Clerkenwell Design Week 2018 in a pop-up installation where the full-scale patterns transported the audience into a world inspired by the textures and sights of nature.