Sheila Bownas Patterns, Cushions, Prints, Originals and Rarities. Thu, 14 Mar 2013 10:18:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Lighting up English design heritage. Mon, 11 Mar 2013 07:55:52 +0000 chelseacefai Read more >]]> March 2013, sees the launch an exciting new product range with Birmingham based lampshade designer, Zoe Darlington.

The collection comprises twelve pieces across three patterns by Sheila Bownas – Stella, Alice and Ida. United by a shared focus on design, quality and craftsmanship, we have translated our ideas into a beautiful selection of lamps and cushions.

Bownas’s historical patterns in luxury wools and robust cottons sit beautifully with coordinating colours and textured linens. This collection naturally pairs Zoë Darlington’s signature take on tradition with wit with a stunning example of English design heritage.

Prices start from £50 for a cushion and £85 for drum shade.

View the collection here.

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The Simple Things Wed, 06 Mar 2013 13:45:40 +0000 chelseacefai Sheila Bownas dot com was featured in the 2013 March issue for “Shop of the month”

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Zoe Darlington Thu, 21 Feb 2013 09:18:09 +0000 chelseacefai An exciting new collaboration available from 11th March 2013.

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Good Homes Fri, 08 Feb 2013 13:45:39 +0000 chelseacefai ‘Be Inspired’ news feature – February 2013 

“Beautiful products in iconic patterns…”


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Daily Telegraph Magazine Wed, 06 Feb 2013 12:58:21 +0000 chelseacefai Design Notebook by David Nicholls – Febraury 2013

The newly released geometric range of prints, fabrics and cushions were featured in the Saturday Telegraph magazine.

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Harry Bertoia Seat Pads Tue, 05 Feb 2013 13:19:51 +0000 chelseacefai Read more >]]> A few years ago I made some replacement seat pads for a set of my own Harry Bertoia side chairs. Choosing the ‘Herman’ print fabric, designed by Sheila Bownas during the 1950s, I stitched it together with a foam insert and rubber mat backing to prevent the pad from slipping.

Later I decided to sell my prototypes and what followed was never expected…  interest and orders from across the globe.

So by popular demand they are back and available to buy on a made to order basis.

Find them here

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‘Pattern Booth’ Interview Sat, 26 Jan 2013 17:25:34 +0000 chelseacefai Read more >]]> Cara Holland is the writer and designer behind ‘Pattern Booth’ a blog which celebrates beautiful patterns new and found, and showcases designers you already know and some you might not have heard of yet.

Here you can read an interview with me by the lovely Cara.

“The weekend starts here”

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Reviving the Bold and Beautiful Wed, 12 Dec 2012 12:12:01 +0000 chelseacefai Read more >]]> Vivid graphics and bold colours make up the new, eclectic range of smart prints, fabric and homespun cushions from the Sheila Bownas Archive. This recent collection celebrates Sheila’s exploration of colour, clean edges and her eye for clever repeats.

The 6 designs include: Lloyd, Woodrow, Cecil, Lori, Penny and Lula.

Free Delivery to UK mainland.




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