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Rita does Jazz velvet

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Luxurious velvet which brings energy to neutral and maximalist interiors.

Suitable for curtains, blinds and upholstery.

Design Notes

Inspired by her late mother, artist Sarah Thornton created 'Rita Does Jazz' as a riotous depiction of freedom, colour and self-expression. A bon viveur with a huge appetite for life, Sarah's mum loved nothing better than a night out at legendary London jazz club, Ronnie Scott's. With this in mind, Sarah sketched out a vibrant, rhythmical pattern using a mix of black marker pens, water colour and wax crayons.

This graffiti-like abstract painting reflects a wild and hedonistic world with black tribal markings and feathers sitting alongside vivid pinks, reds, yellows and turquoise.

We worked with Sarah to transpose 'Rita Does Jazz' onto a luxurious, heavyweight cotton velvet. This vibrant fabric drapes beautifully when used for curtains or blinds or it's equally at home when used as upholstery for chairs, sofas or banquettes. Use it to make a dramatic statement in a pared back interior or go full maximalist and combine it with other patterns and bright, life-affirming colours.

Product Details

Collection: Sarah Thornton
Design Name: Rita does Jazz
Design scale: Large
Width: 137cm (54")
Vertical Pattern repeat: 120.95cm (47.64")
Horizontal pattern repeat: 132.8cm (52")
Match: Straight Match
Composition: 88% cotton 12% polyester, 100% cotton pile
FR Test:Passes cigarette test BS5852, source 0, Fire retardant coating available on request.
Weight: 416gsm
Martindale Abrasion: 50 000 cycles to end point. Suitable for severe domestic or general contract use
Usage: Cushions, curtains, upholstery.
Care Instructions: Suitable for dry cleaning, cool iron

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Sourcing & Sustainability

Printed by Standfast and Barracks in Lancashire, England, UK.

Standfast and Barracks are a SEDEX certified supplier (enabling businesses to work together to better manage their social and environmental performance and improve working conditions throughout the supply chain). They have signed up to the Design for Diversity Pledge to increase diversity in the design industry.

Fabric is printed with water based inks

Delivery & Returns

We aim to dispatch orders within 3-4 working days.

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UK Delivery
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Orders under £250 - £5.95 tracked next day delivery by DHL

Over £250 - Free tracked next day delivery by DHL

Delivery to Europe, USA and Canada

Samples and swatches - £6 Royal Mail International Standard

Orders under £500 - £30 tracked delivery by DHL Express

Over £500 - Free tracked delivery by DHL Express

Delivery to Australia, New Zealand, Japan and China
Samples and swatches - £6 Royal Mail International Standard

Orders under £500 - £50 tracked delivery by DHL Express

Over £500 -Free tracked delivery by DHL Express

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