Live illustrations for Home Interiors with Emma J Shipley at Harrods
Award-winning designer Emma J Shipley is in-store on the third floor of Harrods, signing artist’s prints of her illustrations, meeting customers and talking about the inspiration behind the ‘Animalia’ furniture, fabric and wallpaper collection in collaboration with Clarke & Clarke.
The fantastical furniture range launches as an exclusive in-store at Harrods from Sunday 1 April. The collection includes wooden frame chairs, armchairs and occasional chairs in a range of Emma’s signature exotic and unexpected hand-drawn designs, including Audubon, Kruger and Tigris.
The furniture launch follows on from the ‘Animalia’ collection of furnishing fabrics and wallpapers, featuring designs taken from Emma’s imaginative pencil drawings, also available at Harrods. To celebrate the collection, Emma is creating a plinth installation at Harrods, in-store on third floor, to bring the viewer into the fantastical world of ‘Animalia’.
Emma describes the collection as ‘Taking the viewer on an enchanting journey, discovering new species and curious beasts in a maximalist jungle environment. With designs taken from my original detailed pencil drawings, and inspired by trips to the Amazon, Africa and the Far East, I want to evoke a feeling of wonder and exploration.’