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Rapture and Wright … a discovery at Decorex

November 15, 2011

At Decorex in September while buying my morning espresso I discovered Rapture & Wright, one of the few fabric companies at the exhibition that really stood out for me. The company had a large stand displaying their full range of hand-printed fabrics and wallpapers that drew me and many other visitors in to learn more about their range.

The company was started by Rebecca Aird and Peter Thwaites in a farm barn nearly 10 years ago and has grown by following the philosophy that they want to be 100% British. The cloth for their fabrics is woven in the UK with the designs handprinted in their studio. If you want to buy British then Rapture & Wright would be a great choice!

The Birds and Butterflies fabric shown above would add a subtle print to any room. Available in 6 different colourways it would be a great fabric to use if you wanted to recover a piece of upholstered furniture in your home to add interest. The print features a number of different birds mixed with butterflies in contrasting colours.


The Mandalay fabric shown above (in the back of a Beetle!) features the imagery of trees. This simple print could easily be combined with any of the rest of the range to add a layered look to your interior. Rapture & Wright also produce a great range of handprinted wallpaper, Beauvallon shown below would certainly make a statement in any interior!

The company will also produce lampshades in any size in any of their fabrics. The burnt orange lining will help to transfer the light from low energy bulbs into a beautiful glow. Adding bespoke lampshades is often a clever way to add a high-end look for a relatively small budget.

Do have a look at their range when you are next choosing fabric or wallpaper. To help you out the company even has an app for the iPhone or the Ipad. Clearly this company is thinking about the future and going places.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. November 16, 2011 10:27 am

    I love Rapture & Wright and I agree their stand at Decorex was beautiful. I did a short essay on them at university as I wanted to highlight great British design, that was designed and made right here in the UK from start to finish.

    Great company, fabrics and prints and lovely people too. Love the fact they started in a barn and washed dye out in an old bath!

    • November 16, 2011 8:26 pm

      Completely agree – they are the type of company I love to support. I am looking forward to using their products on a project soon.

  2. November 17, 2011 12:15 pm

    Thank you all for your nice comments, great to hear that people out there are discovering us slowly. We are just working on a new range of wools that we are bringing out next year and busy printing in the pre christmas rush so that everyone can have their curtains in time for christmas.
    Rebecca – Rapture and Wright

    • November 17, 2011 3:10 pm

      You are welcome Rebecca. Many people have commented they saw you at Decorex – your beautiful fabrics drew everyone away from the coffee stand. Look forward to seeing the new range of wools, do let me know when they are available.

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