07 Oct New Rapture & Wright
This fabulous new linen from Rapture & Wright’s Serendip range was launched at Decorex this week. Available from Rapture & Wright for £98.50m
Rapture & Wright was started by Peter Thwaites and Rebecca Aird in 2004. She, a successful Graphic Designer, wanted a change from creating packaging for sweets and engine oil. He, an illustrator, had been working around the world for interior designers, creating exotic murals and wall finishes.
Artisans at heart, together they dreamed of turning their brimming portfolio of patterns, designed over the years, into a collection of fabrics and wallpapers. Confident that they could save the dwindling British textile industry by themselves, they built a hand printing table in a leaky barn and sought out the best suppliers across the British Isles.
At the heart of the business is the workshop, one of the few remaining handprint studios in the UK. This is where ideas become designs and those designs become fabrics and wallpapers.
Small scale, artisan production is time consuming and physically demanding but the results are personal and subtly different, reflecting the hand of the maker. Far from being trapped by tradition, Rapture & Wright adapt age old techniques in clever ways to make fabrics and wallpapers for contemporary and classical tastes alike.