About Lorna Syson

Designer Lorna Syson founded her studio in 2009 and is now based in Cockpit Arts, South East London. Her bird fabric and bird wallpaper designs draw on her childhood in Warwickshire, holidays in Cornwall, and country walks with her dog, Jenkins, to create her uplifting nature inspired patterns. The designs transport the viewer to witness the world through Lorna’s lense and invite them to find the beauty overlooked in their everyday.

Camera in hand, she captures fleeting moments; bees collecting nectar, birds foraging for seeds. These memories inspire illustrations and patterns drawn by hand and on the computer, created in Lorna’s signature style, often using a silhouette technique to produce dynamic, contemporary shapes that give wonderful depth. Working from her London studio, Lorna is supported by a small team, including Jenkins (the studio dog). They work closely together creating the designs, working on colours and giving the best customer service possible.

We Love Lorna Syson Because…

Her designs capture the beauty of the British countryside bringing the outside into your home. Each design is beautifully illustrated and expressed in contemporary colourways. We love Lorna’s fabrics, cushions, lampshades and accessories so much that we are delighted to have selected them as one of the first collections in our online shop to make it easier for you to update the look of your home.

More About Lorna Syson

With an emphasis on quality and integrity, Lorna is proud to work with British manufacturers across the UK, from Lancashire to Kent, partnering directly with skilled craftspeople to produce high quality products and never compromising on quality. Lorna recognises the importance of long-lasting products that are good value; you won’t find better. Lorna and her team live, breathe, and love what they do.

Lorna’s online shop ships products all over the world to designer boutiques, concept stores and individual web customers, including thedecorcafe.com shop.

Lorna’s fabric can also be found in 12 John Lewis stores in the UK. Fabrics can be purchased via any John Lewis stores, including those listed as well as from their made to measure service.

Lorna holds open studios at Cockpit Arts twice a year, usually in June and November/December, which is a great opportunity to visit all of the makers in the building. If you would like to visit Lorna’s studio outside of these open studios by appointment, please contact the studio at the details listed above to arrange this.