Edinburgh's New Town set for 'iconic' design studio with global fan base

Timorous Beasties launches on July 18
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An "internationally acclaimed" design studio is launching here in Edinburgh.

The new spot, known for "unique maximalist designs " will open their doors on July 18. They've promised "star powered collaborations".

Timorous Beasties sits at 35 Northumberland Street in the New Town, spanning across a two-storey showroom. It will house over 500 original designs.

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The full collection includes luxury wallpapers, fabric and home accessories, as well as smaller home gifts. Each is said to be "elegant and chic".

A spokesperson for Timorous Beasties said: "The fantastical world of Timorous Beasties - where plants, animals and society are visually inextricable, often subversive, sometimes unsettling and always beautiful – has straddled the stratospheres of cool highbrow, civic culture and mass commercial appeal with remarkable success since Alistair McAuley and Paul Simmons founded the studio in Glasgow in 1990.

"Now, widely recognised as the nation’s foremost design tastemakers, the new Timorous Beasties showroom in Edinburgh will join the brand’s existing Glasgow and London stores to create a retail trilogy."

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A launch event for the showroom will see the space fitted with special installations and displays, taking visitors on a "journey of the brand".

Speaking ahead of the opening, Alistair McAuley, Co-Founder of Timorous Beasties said: “We are delighted to be opening this new showroom in Edinburgh, our second retail space in Scotland, and the home city of many of our loyal and longstanding customers.

"This destination two-storey space on Northumberland Street, in the vibrant and creative heart of the capital’s New Town neighbourhood, will allow us to showcase the full depth and breadth of Timorous Beasties’ collections.

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"In addition to selecting our unique products for home interiors, and receiving personalised one-to-one design and colour advice from our expert and passionate team, we hope our customers will enjoy the experience the new showroom will offer.

"With over 30 years of Timorous Beasties’ pattern and print heritage on display, this is a wonderful and timely opportunity for the public to view the studio’s body of work in its entirety for the first time, and have the opportunity to purchase their favourite Timorous Beasties designs."