Adam Bray for Soane Britain

An exciting collection of modern, graphic fabrics created in collaboration with the interior decorator Adam Bray is at the heart of Soane Britain’s new launches this autumn, along with a reinvention of a Soane classic, and elegant new arrivals in furniture and lighting.

The new collaboration emerges from a 30-year friendship between Soane’s founder Lulu Lytle and Adam Bray. His work as a decorator and antiques dealer brims with wit and sophistication, and he has a deeply individual eye for interesting pieces and designs from around the world and across the centuries. “I am a huge fan of the meticulous approach Soane has and their philosophy about British production,” says Adam, on wanting to collaborate with Lulu.

The admiration is mutual. “Despite having known Adam for so long and thinking I really understand his taste, there are always elements to his interiors which surprise me and I think that that is pretty rare these days,” explains Lulu. “His rooms are truly original whilst always being respectful of period and place; I really love his work.”

As with all the best collaborations, the four fabrics Adam has designed for Soane (all drawn from his personal archive) push the textile collection in a new direction, lending a robust and dynamic sensibility largely inspired by 20th-century motifs. “I was aiming for something quite masculine with a mid-century feel, that would be graphic and strong but simple to use,” he explains.