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Published: 27 March 2021

By Andy Ross

Article of the Week - number fifty-three - Timorous Beasties curtains

The design house Timorous Beasties was started in 1990 by Alistair McAuley and Paul Simmons, two textile designers who met at Glasgow School of Art. 

The curtains in the collection are from the Iguana series, and depict parrots and lizards amongst tangled foliage and jungle plants. The colourway in the collection is dark red background with black figures but this does not photograph well so the image on this page is the red and white version. Celebrating the joy of nature with definite tongue-in-cheek humour, Timorous Beasties has achieved a worldwide renown for their distinctive take on pattern and texture. 

You can read more about the company here and see more of their designs on the website too.