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The launch of 'Animalia' - interiors with Clarke & Clarke...

24th October 2017

Prowling jaguars and iridescent birds inhabit the world of 'Animalia' - an enchanting new collections of fabrics and wallcoverings borne from an exciting collaboration with Clarke & Clarke. Whilst the collection launches early next year, we were delighted to preview it to industry professionals within the stunning surroundings of the Barbican Conservatory. Prepare to be truly overwhelmed by the beauty of nature - within the range of interiors and in the setting itself...

The stunning collaboration between EJS and Clarke & Clarke is named 'Animalia' - a menagerie of different species.

This collection takes the viewer on an epic journey, discovering new species and curious beasts in maximalist jungle environments. The illustrations are taken from Emma's original detailed pencil drawings, inspired by her trips to the Amazon, Africa and the Far East. The designs evoke a feeling of exploration and wonder; jaguars loom out of dense foliage as flora grows with animal characteristics, and scientific specimens and hybrids are discovered for the first time in this pictorial exploration of far-off continents.

Left: Emma proudly posing amongst her hand-drawn designs adorning wallpaper, and fabrics covering cushions, chairs and even suitcases. Right: The wallpaper samples truly stood out amongst the great foliage within the Barbican Conservatory.

Clarke & Clarke's exciting collaboration with us presents a menagerie of co-ordinating fabric and wallpaper, incorporating rich velvets, luxurious satins and shimmering effects. Together, the designs and finishing accentuate the fantastical nature of EJS. Mystic, magical and exotic, 'Animalia' features tropical parrots, swinging monkeys and fierce tigers, depicting dark, dramatic colours and emphasising the intensity of the jungle.

Left and right: Details of the set-up at the press launch, featuring antique-looking chairs adorned in the bright, bold fabrics, positioned with the dramatic wallpaper.

An array of the beautifully crafted fabrics covered in Emma's designs, in luxurious velvet and satin.

The preview day itself was a great success - attendees included journalists, buyers, VIP guests and industry contacts, all of whom praised the unique and unparalleled collection. Five large boards filled the concrete space in the conservatory, covered in wallpaper samples from the range. Magnificent chairs, antique suitcases, sofas and cushions were ornately upholstered in the luxurious fabrics, completing the set-up for the day. But, no collection launch is complete without a decadent selection of food and drink (bubbly included...)

The launch event was attended by an array of guests - journalists, buyers, VIP guests and industry contacts.

The unique and unparalleled collection was praised by guests, who had the collection personally explained to by Emma.

"This collection takes the viewer on an epic journey, discovering new species and curious beasts in maximalist jungle environments."

Canapés and drinks were flowing throughout the day whilst guests wandered around the magical installations.

A favourite guest of ours - a taxidermy parrot was a focal point of the day.

Props adorned in the fabrics designed by Emma, including a statement lampshade!

The collection will be available in January - sign up to our newsletter below to be the first to hear about the release of this exciting collaboration...

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