In a subversive exploration of respectability and sensuality, 'Body Lace' features an erotic design 'hidden' beneath the veneer of a traditional net curtain. At first glance, this delicate voile presents a series of botanical-inspired patterns featuring blowsy flowers and subtle leaf motifs. But upon further examination, one can see a series of couples engaged in erotic acts.
Sheffield artist Sarah Jane Palmer worked with us to create this subtly rebellious design which combines the diaphanous nature of a voile with a risqué undertone.
"I'd been playing around with patterns and eroticism for a while," says Sarah, "and when I found out that my great-great-grandfather was a Nottingham lace designer, I decided to try and incorporate an erotic element into a traditional lace design. 'Body Lace' looks quite contemporary, but the depiction of two figures engaged in an erotic act was actually inspired by a drawing on a Fifth Century Greek plate. I wanted to reference the eroticism that has existed in art and design throughout history. At first you don't see the couples, but when you make out their shapes you have the notion of something forbidden hiding beneath the respectability of a traditional net curtain."
'Body Lace' is available in Nude Pink or Black and is ideal as a delicate, gently flowing window treatment. This voile brings characterful privacy to a bedroom or bathroom, or it could be used as a semi-translucent curtain for a room which requires maximum natural light. Use 'Body Lace' to make an unconventional statement and to bring a frisson of subtle sensuality to a space.