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Introducing 'Solstice' ~ a new collection by artist Zoe Gibson

CommonRoom is delighted to introduce our new wallpaper and fabric collection, Solstice by artist Zoe Gibson.

This collection is about mark-making but also marking time; repetition but also contrast. Solstice comes from the Latin solstitium - ‘sun standing still’ - and refers to the times in the year when the sun reaches its highest or lowest point in the sky. Ancient astronomers came to know this as the day where the sun appeared fixed and enduring. Zoe’s design chronicles these moments of high contrast through its repeatedly mirrored marks.

The design was first shown in her exhibition at Generator projects in Dundee where she lino-printed 100m of wallpaper by hand. Zoe used the technique her Auntie taught her, which she, in turn, had been taught by Zoe’s great-grandmother: the late, great Peggy Angus.

Solstice tells tales of time not only through its subject - suns and moons dancing between light and shade - but also the knowledge passed down by familial generations of women, each time sparking new cycles of creativity. 

Made in the UK, the wallpaper is surface-printed to retain a painterly texture, while the fabric is digitally printed on a premium linen-blend, ideal for upholstery, curtains and cushions. 

We are launching this new collection on the summer solstice to celebrate this most magic day of the year. Solstice speaks to ideas of time, repetition, and collaboration - so it feels fitting for us to have worked with Zoe to create something that will live on in homes for years to come. Shop the collection.

Solstice wallpaper in Spring (green) and Summer (yellow).

Solstice fabric in Autumn (red) & Winter (black).

Solstice cushion collection coming soon...


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