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Liberty of London Debuts Furniture for Anthropologie |

Liberty of London Debuts Furniture for Anthropologie

There’s something iconic about a Liberty of London print. First created by the English company in the 1920s, the detailed, colorful, and cheerful designs continue to capture hearts and minds nearly 100 years later. And while Liberty’s easily recognizable fabrics are still accessible to consumers today, now, for the first time, its upholstered furniture will be available in the U.S.—thanks to Anthropolgie.

“In my mind, Liberty has always been the ultimate print brand,” says Andrew Carnie, president of home and garden at Anthropologie. Carnie is also an Englishman who grew up with a deep appreciation for Liberty fabrics. “Liberty was the originator of that cozy, pastoral, and quintessentially English pattern mix,” he says. “My first memory of Liberty was their Wiltshire Berry print: It was on an address book and matching pencil my mother used to keep next to the telephone.”


This collaboration was therefore something of a homecoming for Carnie, who describes the creative partnership as a “once-in-a-lifetime experience.” The collection, which will be available for purchase starting August 14, is a comprehensive survey of Liberty of London’s wheelhouse. It goes far beyond those aforementioned chairs, couches, and ottomans, with 40 pieces showcasing 18 of the brand’s heritage archival prints. Twelve of these pieces are items of furniture, while the other products include dinnerware, bedding, and more. And while the fine-china collection draws upon 17th- and 18th-century Indian prints, the bedding features a velvet rendition of a 1970s feather motif.

However, as sumptuous and diverse as these products may be, it’s still the furniture that makes for one-of-a-kind designs. “My favorite piece is the Feather Bloom Amoret swivel chair,” Carnie says of the furniture. “It pairs an unexpectedly bold reinterpretation of Liberty’s print with an equally unexpected modern silhouette.” Indeed, it does. Yet all of these pieces combine fabric and form in unexpectedly whimsical ways.

Above, an exclusive first look inside the unprecedented furniture collection.

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