“A painting is not a picture of an experience, but is the experience.” Mark Rothko


Painter Mark Rothko was best known and loved for his uncomplicated, straightforward combination of colour and form. Loose geometric shapes, often in fiery oranges and reds, with edges blurred out in big brush strokes. Rothko’s paintings were about igniting a feeling rather than depicting one, his massive canvasses with slabs of colour demanding both a lot of space and contemplation.

We like the undecorative nature of his work and lately we have been drawn to a particular painting of his called Orange and Yellow, from 1956.

If you look carefully you will find the same orange dotted across our range, in our fabrics and linings.

If you happen to be in London, visit the Tate Modern to see the painters work in the ‘Rothko Room’ – paintings which he generously gifted the museum in the late 1960’s.