Timorous Beasties is a design-led manufacturing company based in Glasgow that specialises in fabrics and wallpapers. The company was founded in 1990 by Alistair McAuley and Paul Simmons, who met while studying at the Glasgow School of Art.Winners of the Walpole Award for 'Best Emerging British Luxury Brand' in 2007 and 'British Luxury Design Talent' in 2010, the company now has two branded showrooms in London and Glasgow, and export worldwide.
In 2004 Timorous Beasties released their product Glasgow Toile.
As well as their own product range, Timorous Beasties have worked on a number of commissions and collaborations with clients such as Nike, Famous Grouse, Ercol, Brintons Carpets and Penguin Books, across a diverse range of applications including print, packaging, furnishing, interiors and exteriors.
Some of their more recent projects include:
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