Famous for their outstanding diversity of pattern, Scottish design duo Timorous Beasties will present Craigend, their third collection with Brintons. Named after Craigend Place, home of the Glasgow based Timorous Beasties studio and birth place of the designs, the collection name is also inspired by the old Gaelic word ‘Craeg’, which means rock.
This commercial collection is influenced by textures and surfaces found naturally underfoot, including sand dunes, stone moss and lichen, all re-imagined in the Brintons’ signature 80/20 blend of 80% wool and 20% nylon. With Craigend. Timorous Beasties have called upon their fascination with the often brutal beauty of the natural world, as well as taking aesthetic inspiration from different crafting materials including paint, ink and fabric.
“For our new Craigend collection, we took inspiration from what we see under our feet, taking cues from natural carpets such as sand dunes, moss, stone, and waves of water. We thought about how carpet can be dramatic in transitional spaces sch as lobbies, corridors, and and dining rooms, We also considered how the functional aspects and minimal aesthetic can work in more personal spaces duch as bedrooms, whilst still keeping the link between the dramatic and the serene.”.
Alistair McAuley and Paul Simmons – Founders of Timorous Beasties