No man sees wind, but Timorous Beasties’ Matsu Tree swirls, smudges and sponge-prints is perhaps the closest textile representation of wind harnessed as pattern and repeat, rolling through the geometric pine motif of one of our earliest and much-loved designs, Japanese Tree. Available in both linen union and superwide wallpaper.
Timorous Beasties’ Sakura pattern marks a break from their tradition of studied pen drawing that forms the groundwork of their surface designs. Impressionistic as their Sakura pattern may appear, it remains a printed process: free-style ink impressions using random objects, fingerprinting, sponges, then digitally choreographed into a dancing pattern of florals. Underscoring this abstract approach is the base on which Sakura is printed: a new cork wallpaper surface, a stressed texture that elevates the opulence of this sensual wallpaper.