Animal Magic | Chennai | Medina | Indian Garden
Richard Smith is perhaps my favourite Textile Designer. As an artist, he paints his designs and then converts them to fabrics – whether it be a print, weave, wallcovering or even a trim. His colour palette is definitely his own and his designs are often whimsical and humourous. He has 3 collections for 2020. My personal fave is Cat’s Pyjamas (from the Animal Magic Collection) depicting a jumble of lions, tigers and leopards – the pocket weave construction gives a 3 dimensional look and a beautiful soft hand. Richard also answered our call for more checks and stripes with the Chennai collection – great colours in a dry weave. And another book of high performance fabrics suitable for indoor/outdoor. Made of eco-friendly solution-dyed polypropylene with a great feel and some delicious colours.