Sofa Workshop is pleased to announce the launch of a new fabric for our Miss Behaving Sofa. ‘Pleasure Gardens Velvet Bloom’ is a digitally printed velvet adapted from the works of British artist Jessica Zoob and features bright and exotic lotus flowers inspired by Zoob’s travels through China and Indonesia.
The sofa fabric (66% cotton, 31% viscose, and 3% polyester) has a soft nap, which enhances the beautiful design, and has the vibrancy of a bright and exotic dream, maintaining the integrity of Zoob’s original oil painting. Zoob works with oil paints for their exceptional properties; oil paints giving colours a distinct solidity of lustre and depth, imparting a transparency that allows the lotus blooms of this print to appear as if they were drifting dreamily across calm waters. The iridescence of the original painting is captured in the print, and the playing of light gives the print a careful mixture of traditional and modern impressionist works. The layers of paint that were applied to the original painting gives the fabric a depth not found in other prints.
Zoob has regularly worked in collaboration with the company Romo Black Edition, who have created this stunning fabric as part of their Desire collection. This collection has translated a number of her emotionally charged paintings, which have been commissioned for Lancaster’s Hyde Park, Pavilion C NEOBankside, and a palace in Dubai, and includes fine printed linens, striking panels, velvets, wallcoverings, and a selection of cushions perfect to match our Miss Behaving Sofa. Zoob’s paintings create bright new worlds full of dreamy imagination and infused with emotion, creating bold prints that are perfect for your home. This is an excellent opportunity to display work from such an influential contemporary artist.
Jessica Zoob trained at the Central School of Art and Nottingham University, during which time she embarked on her travels through Asia to seek inspiration for her works. For seven years, she worked as a theatre designer at many British theatres, including the Bristol Old Vic, the Royal National Theatre, and the Greenwich Theatre. Since 2000, Zoob has worked exclusively as a British contemporary artist from her Lewes home and studio. She exhibits regularly in and around London, and her works reside in private collections worldwide.