Juliet Thornback and Delia Peel are the creative team behind London's Thornback & Peel where they design and manufacture an eclectic range of stunningly crafted products that celebrate the quirkiness of British design. The two met in 2003. While retaining their day jobs as a florist (Thornback) and theatre designer (Peel), they embarked upon their first collaboration, a seriew of hand-printed 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.
From the decadence of a crisp, silkscreened handkerchief, to the luxury of a peony-embossed throw cushion, each piece is made with attention to detail and an eye for the unexpected. All Thornback & Peel pieces are handmade at their small London studio using natural fabrics.