The London Toile was designed from a love of London and a love of the old toiles that were produced in a pre revolutionary and post industrial France, in the small town of Jouey in the 1770’s. The London Toile was designed using the same techniques as the original Toile’s by separating the drawings, producing extra depth and texture by overlapping and leaving gaps in the artwork to create more tones when the inks overlap one another.
Timorous Beasties was established in Glasgow in 1990 by Alistair McAuley and Paul Simmons, who met studying textile design at Glasgow School of Art. Today, the studio is a diverse operation and has emerged as a multi-award-winning, internationally acclaimed icon. Their work is bold, colourful, unique, indescribable and has really revolutionised wallpaper and fabric design in the 20th Century.