Explore the eccentric world of Thornback & Peel design. Textiles and homewares hand printed and handmade in our studio in London.
A little mischievous and always with a wry British sense of humour, every piece is designed in our London studio and screen printed across a cornucopia of products; from tea towels and oven gloves to lampshades, deck chairs, or available by the meter.
The Thornback & Peel story
Juliet Thornback and Delia Peel met in 2003. While retaining their day jobs as a florist (Thornback) and theatre designer (Peel), they embarked upon their first collaboration, a series of handprinted clutch bags. They set up a studio in 2006 at Cockpit Arts, London. A year later they established Thornback & Peel to create beautiful, intricate screen-printed pieces for the home.
They soon emerged with their signature style. Borrowing imagery that plays on artistic traditions, they combined modernist geometric patterns with 19th century wood engravings. Their work is inspired by an eclectic mixture of Victoriana, Mrs Beeton’s household management, Mr McGregor’s garden, 17th century microscope imagery of the natural world, Norfolk and Devon. Thornback & Peel is a celebration of the quirkiness of British humour and design.
Our imagery is playful and sometimes surreal. Often using a combination of geometric pattern with 19th Century wood engravings. Our work is inspired by a fairly eclectic mixture of Victoriana, Mrs Beeton’s household management, Mr McGregor’s garden, 17th century microscope imagery of the natural world, Norfolk and Devon. A celebration of the traditional quirkiness of British humour and design.
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