Delving into the archives: Vintage Liberty Art Fabric Revivals
With a history of delving into its rich and varied archive, Liberty has brought back to life some classic prints with a carefully selected range of vintage fabric designs reborn for the modern day.
It’s understandable that iconic Liberty prints, such as the iconic Art Nouveau Ianthe design, deserve reissuing – it’s synonymous with Liberty and woven into the history of the London store. There are many print houses but Liberty forged the arts-and-crafts path ahead of many others and with elegance and style.
As Emma Mawston, the Head of Design for Liberty Art Fabrics Interiors, says “Ianthe and Hera are two trade mark Liberty prints and looks that customers associate the brand with. It is very important to have an identity, it forms the base of everything you do. The most beautiful houses and the ones that last the longest are created with the best foundations and our collection philosophy is built in this way.”
“Classic Liberty designs are essential not only for the established customer who has known and loved them for so long but also for a wider, younger new audience who are getting to know the brand.” Emma continues, “the beauty of a true classic print is that even if it needs a new splash of colour every now and then, it is timeless and will be in vogue forever.”
It’s a testament to Liberty’s design eye that the vintage and classic fabrics can still add glamour to a contemporary scheme and Home Arty Home is in favour of mixing the traditional with the modern. Like a beaten-up bit of Chippendale chinoiserie in a minimalist loft space, a touch of classic Liberty print adds depth and a story to a room.