Working with two of England's finest fabric printers,
we've selected an initial range we hope you'll love.
Kissing Fish is a new textile company set up by husband and wife team Ben & Hetta Nicholson. Having long been big fans of mid-century style, they were lucky enough to come across a portfolio of original and previously unused fabric designs, dating from the mid fifties.
Ben, a professional photographer, and Hetta run the business from their home in a small village on the edge of the Cotswolds. It is important to them that as much as possible is produced in the UK, so where possible, the cloth is sourced from UK manufacturers and all the printing is carried out in England.
Ben’s late uncle, Michael Nicholson, was an amazingly creative person. He lived quietly alone in Marylebone, London with his music and his beautiful art collection. As a younger man he worked for Terence Conran and latterly as a professional photographer. When he could no longer live at home, it fell on the family to clear out his house. Ben’s industrious brother John, was throwing everything in a skip and Ben was loading it all out of the other side into the back of his car. One of the rescued items was a frayed old portfolio that contained dozens of designs on tissue thin paper. It turned out that Michael had studied at Brighton Art College and this was his work from that period. From these designs the Nicholsons have put together an initial collection that is sure to grow.