A clutch of UK female designers are celebrating sexuality with a passion, beauty and wit that will bring romance into your home on Valentine’s Day and beyond.
In Islington today, a saucy “nude net curtain” is currently raising eyebrows at The Surface Design Show.
Show this page for free admission until 9pm tonight, and 5pm tomorrow.
On a visit to Palmer’s London studio, Raffo spotted a sketch of lovers in an erotic embrace inspired by a 5th century Greek plate.
The artist’s great great grandfather was a Nottingham Lace designer, and this was her amatory update. Raffo made this happen.
She tracked down a heritage print works in Lancaster, whose “burn-out” technique partly dissolves fibres in a fabric leaving transparent areas, for a lace effect.
Body Lace voile is in nude or a limited edition black, in a viscose/polyester mix, at £78 a metre.
“Nets are intended to hide and obscure,” says Palmer. “And mine have an extra layer of concealment, as you probably won’t spot the erotic imagery at first glance.”
Kate Watson-Smyth of the Mad About the House blog has been so supportive of small businesses.
Thanks very much to her for featuring us in her Small Business Shout Out as part of her new Design Storey edited interiors shop newsletter.