Luxury fabric and wallpaper designers Osborne & Little have been leading the world of interior furnishing since 1968. The company’s hand-printed wallpapers were inspired by everything from the designs of Aubrey Beardsley to the Brighton Pavilion and became known during the 1970s and 1980s for reinterpreting classic designs in new ways. Their designs have become so iconic that they were among the brands included in the V&A’s recent British Design 1948-2012 exhibition.
Osborne & Little is one of the world’s leading names in fabric and wallpaper design. Cherishing its reputation for innovation and quality, it has grown into one of the great British brands, globally renowned and respected. Started in the London of the Swinging Sixties, Osborne & Little’s very first award-winning collection of exciting hand-printed wallpaper broadened design horizons and brought instant success. Since then it has developed into a dynamic international company. Fundamental to the success is Osborne & Little’s imaginative approach, which explores diverse sources of inspiration to produce designs that embrace both classic and contemporary styles. For nearly half a century its distinctive and appealing designs, across printed fabrics, weaves and trimmings have been at the heart of interior trends. Many designs are now housed in museum collections such as the Victoria & Albert in London, the Cooper Hewitt in New York and the Chicago Institute of Art.
Osborne & Little cherishes its reputation for innovation and quality and is as inspired and energetic today as ever, creating a constant stream of new collections that push forward boundaries.
Osborne & Little is proud to be the distributor of two distinguished brands: the furnishing collections of internationally celebrated interior designer Nina Campbell and the British fashion designer Matthew Williamson. Nina Campbell has been working with O&L since 1989 and Matthew Williamson since 2013.
Notable amongst the varied collections of prints, velvets, embroideries, small geometrics, is the Enchanted Garden series with the Japanese Garden that contains a scene in the classic Japonais style of kimono-clad ladies by an ornamental brook is coloured in a fresh contemporary manner. The Enchanted Garden is inspired by the English love affair with gardens and woodlands both native and oriental is the inspiration for this collection of printed fabrics on cottons and linens. Teal, coral, fuchsia, emerald, chartreuse and forest tones feature prominently in the zestful harmony of colours.
Osborne & Little’s Cheyne Mallord presents a distinctive semi-plain chenille in tonal colourings, the slight sheen in the weft contrasts with the more matt ground. Oakley is a glamorous all-over design reminiscent of fabric used in haute couture tailoring, woven with space-dyed yarns which results in a random repeat with no direct pattern match.
The Palazzo collection of Osborne & Little is inspired by Venice and the magnificent palazzi on the Grand Canal constructed in varying styles at different periods of the city’s history. The Palazzo collection includes opulent printed and woven velvets. It is also evocative of different periods of art history associated with Venice from the early Renaissance to the Peggy Guggenheim collection. Osborne & Little’s wide-width satin MEDICI provides the perfect elegant plain complement to these patterned fabrics.
Sirocco presents a collection of wide-width curtaining fabrics in predominantly neutral colourings of linen, white, ivory, stone and silver together with soft tones of aqua, sky blue, duck egg and bronze. Six of the eight designs in the collection are composed of pure linen. Sirocco is the famous wind which blows from the Sahara across the Mediterranean; all the designs have names associated with winds and the mythology of winds from around the globe.
Osborne & Little also evoke the same aesthetic in Eldson their FibreGuard Stain-Resistant Technology that tackles household stains easily. The Eldson herringbone and textural plain weaves collection provides excellent durability with low maintenance. FibreGuard resists ballpoint pen, coffee, red wine, ketchup, mud and more whilst being child and pet friendly. https://fibreguard.com