The three prints in the SHALA collection are taken from original historic designs in the Design Archive collection. We wanted to reintroduce these classic prints and bring them back to life by redeveloping the colors and pattern and adding a more contemporary twist for today’s interiors.
The inspiration behind naming the collection SHALA derives from ancient mythology. Shala is the Sanskrit name of the ancient Sumerian goddess of grain, and each design incorporates a natural world element such as a head of grain in ALBERTINA, rich botanical fruit motifs in EXOTIC FRUITS, and an intricate Indian flower pattern in SHALA. These symbols combine to reflect the importance of agriculture and the belief that an abundant harvest was an act of compassion from the deities – so a fitting name for an eclectic collection which celebrates the natural world at this time of uncertainty.