Innermost teams up with English artist and designer, Deborah Bowness, to transform her unique luxury wallpaper collection into an exclusive line of lampshades.
Standing between art and function, Bowness’ designs break away from traditional wallpaper patterns and colours into trompe l’oeil images that appear to interact with the objects in the three-dimensional space; beautifully complementing existing designs within innermost’s quirky collection.
Bowness’ designs for innermost begin life as photographs, carefully joined together in montage. Digitally added silk-screened details are carefully positioned to enhance parts of the artwork. A team of specialist printers in England then digitally print each design life-sized onto drops of wallpaper. Finally, the wallpapers are delivered to innermost’s factory in Telford, where they are transformed into lampshades using familiar lampshade making techniques that the company was founded upon.
Innermost is proud to present the first three designs from the Deborah Bowness lampshade collection: Bric-a-Brac, Laurie Grove, and Moscow Graffiti.
Bric-a-Brac, by Deborah Bowness
Using images taken from the shelves of a French farmhouse in Brittany, Bric-a-Brac creates the illusion of a shelf of objects where there is none. It’s a cabinet of curiosities, without the hassle of one.
Laurie Grove, by Deborah Bowness
Unapologetically bold, Laurie Grove captures the familiar interior details of an Old London Pub.
Moscow Graffiti, by Deborah Bowness
As its name implies, Moscow Graffiti was inspired by Bowness’ travels in Russia. With a keen eye, constantly observing the surfaces that surround us, Bowness aims to bring exterior surfaces into the home.
About Deborah Bowness
Self proclaimed Artisigner (artist and designer) Deborah Bowness grew up in a village on the outskirts of York. She graduated from Leeds College of Art & Design in 1997 with a BA (Hons) in surface pattern & textile design and went on to graduate from the Royal College of Art in 1999 with an MA in constructed textiles. Deborah now works in a studio over-looking the sea, in St. Leonards, on the South coast of England while her wallpapers are produced in north England and dispatched to destinations across the world.
Innermost is a British design brand that stands for concept, quality and wit. Founded in London and working with designers from all over the world, founders Steve Jones and Russell Cameron aimed to create a unique lighting and furniture brand. Since 1999 the company has followed its initial philosophy – to be ‘as British as London itself’ – that is to be very British and yet very diverse.
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