Noted for surreal and provocative textiles and wallpapers, the design studio, Timorous Beasties, was founded in Glasgow in 1990 by Alistair McAuley and Paul Simmons.

All the design work takes place at their Glasgow Studio, where they continue to handprint many of their fabrics and wallpapers. In addition, their experimental approach and their investment in new design and manufacturing techniques have allowed them to move into other product areas including lace, jacquards, lighting, rugs and ceramics.

Well know for their modern take on toile de jouy fabrics based on different cities around the world, heavily illustrated insects, plants, birds and other animals, their fun interior products work strikingly well in both residential and commercial settings.