Design Centre Stories

Up the Garden Path

Modern Chinoiserie Audubon Garden fabric by Travers

Chinoiserie is having a revival, with contemporary artists looking to the past to create new takes on this most traditional of styles. For its latest fabric collection, Travers asked Californian artist Allison Cosmos to lend her painterly skill to ‘Audubon Garden’, which depicts a garden oasis filled with birds, flowers and butterflies. The fabric has been digitally printed to preserve Cosmos’ careful brushstrokes, and comes in four colourways.

‘Audubon Garden’ is the hero product of Garden Club collection, which celebrates the freshness and beauty of the great outdoors across multiple styles. ‘Gazebo Vine’ (above left) is an adaptation of a hand-painted medallion from the archive, printed with certified-organic inks on linen, while ‘Elizabeth’ (above right) is a cheerful embroidered block-print with a Japanese feel. See the full collection at Zimmer + Rohde.

Zimmer + Rohde, Ground Floor, North Dome