“Sing to me oh Muse, inspire me to write, to paint, to create, to design”
Asks Homer in the both the Iliad and the Odyssey.
The name Nine Muses derives from Greek Mythology, symbols of inspiration and artistic creation. The Nine Muses have been inspiring artists since the antiquity, during the Renaissance artists acknowledged their importance in artistic creation, dedicating their work to the Muses. Today the most famous depiction of the Nine Muses in sculpture is in Corfu, at the famous Achilleion Palace.
Nine Muses Textiles is the beautiful collection by Tigger Hall, interior designer and textile house founder. The collection reflects her artistic heritage and her discoveries throughout years of travel exploring and researching textiles in Turkey, Morocco, Greece and India. The hand painting of each design blends her love of art and textiles into a collection, which is fresh, organic and free moving.
Nine Muses Textiles reflects Tigger’s strong foundation of interior design and artistic practice, which complements her fabric house’s carefully curated and edited collections. Tigger grew up being inspired by a long lineage of creatives in her family, surrounded by textiles, palettes of mixed paints, visiting houses designed by Mary Hall-Best, which has influenced the bold use of colour in both interior design and the Nine Muses Textiles collection. “Having had my own interior business for 20 years, including a Designers Guild concept store, designing and working during periods when colour and pattern was used on every surface. The human mind reacts to colour no matter what the age”.
The hand painted designs are printed onto Belgian Libeco linen digitally using reactive dyes which perform with an exceptional rub count of 32,000 Martindale rubs. This technology allows Nine Muses Textiles to cater to the increasingly bespoke interior design market in changing the colour and scale. Hand painting each design lends to the imperfections and colour variations, keeping the aesthetic and beautiful feel of traditional textile processes.