Roarrrrr!Apr 11, 2012

In the last few months we've released some superlative animal-hide inspired designs. I thought I'd bring them together in a blog post.

If you're looking for something animalian your first stop should be the 'Big City Jungle' book from Carlucci's Exposure collection. It's packed with fabulous animal prints and weaves; from zebras to leopards, from pony hides to crocodile skin. The printed velvet designs have a wonderful depth, while the black/white jacquard weaves are a sophisticated take on the traditional animal print.

Carlucci Unique Fabrics Animal

If you're looking for luxurious faux-fur, then check out Carlucci's 'Jungle Queen' book. It has a comprehensive range of furs; from shaggy to smooth, all extremely soft and tactile...

Faux Fur Exposure

For those of looking for a contemporary reptile pattern check out Sparks; it's one of the more interesting fabrics I've seen for a while. Sparks has a 100% linen background with a high gloss, metallic finish. And the colour palette is certainly not for the meek!...

Sparks Unique Fabrics Carlucci

While we're talking reptile: I love Carlucci's wallcovering called Wonderwall with it's muted metallic colours...

Wallcovering Crocodile

 

Zimmer+Rohde have also recently released two contemporary interpretations of the animal hide. Their designs Big Cat and Soft Tiger are a must see. Big Cat is a linen, with a beautiful watercolour-like print.  While Soft Tiger is more abstract with a wonderful layered brushwork effect. Soft Tiger is printed onto a cotton velour. Both designs are in the 'Natural Painting' book from the Gallery collection.

ZR Unique Fabrics animal print

Travers has four beautiful animal designs I'd like to mention: Grammont Linen from the Windermere collection...

Grammont Unique Fabrics

Anaconda, a heavy jacquard weave...

Anaconda Unique Fabrics

Mosaic Velvet, which references snake skin with a gorgeous metallic quality...

Mosaic Velvet

And finally Travers has a beautiful zebra stripe braid, called Skin Tape, which we've used in our showrooms to great effect...

Travers Unique Fabrics

Other notable animal designs we offer: Ventura, a luxury faux Astrakhan available in 15 colourways...

Ventura Unique Fabrics

Toison, (100% wool), brings a Scandinavian vibe. With its sheepskin look it's ideal for occasional pieces, cushions or throws...

Toison Unique Fabrics Etamine

Of course I can't forget our stock design Tigre; a luxurious velvet with a classic tiger pattern, available in two colours...

Tigre Unique Fabrics

The handsome Tibet is an outdoor/indoor fabric from the Get Out collection...

Tibet Unique Fabrics

And last but not least is Andrew Martin's handsome Arazova. It's been out for a while but it's one of the most authentic animal designs we have. It has a wonderful distressed look with a crackled surface...

Arazova Unique Fabrics

Well that's a round-up of our animal hide designs. If you'd like to know more about any of the above designs contact our sales service team and they can help you. Alternatively call into one of our showrooms, we'd love to see you there.

Carol

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