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Kirkby Design Underground

November 8, 2013

If you love travelling on the London Underground and want to take some of the experience home with you, the latest fabric collection from Kirkby Design is for you. Using designs from the Transport for London archive Kirkby have recently launched a range of five fabrics based on the design of the moquette fabrics seen on the tube.

Kirkby Design

The new ranges are named after popular underground lines and stations; District, Marylebone, Southbank, Piccadilly and Bakerloo. As my local line is the Piccadilly line this fabric is an immediate favourite of mine, shown here in the kingfisher and neon orange colourways. Introduced in 1997 I can fondly remember seeing this design on my local tube trains when I moved to London.

Kirkby Design

Another favourite is the Bakerloo design which featured on trains in the 1960s. The geometric print would work well in any interior, especially with the recent trend for this style of print. Shown below on the right in the neon orange and magnet colours I will definitely be using this fabric on a forthcoming project – orange and grey is a great colour combination.

Kirkby Design

Although the designs were originally in a commercial environment they would work really well in any home – especially if you are nostalgic for your morning commute on the tube! You can find full details of the range on the Kirkby Design website – which design is your favourite?

2 Comments leave one →
  1. November 9, 2013 5:54 am

    This is great ideas and style.If you love travelling on the London Underground and want to take some of the experience home with you,

  2. November 9, 2013 2:03 pm

    Great! Fun and interesting design idea on many levels, good conversation pieces! Nice post, thanks x

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