Jessica Zoob Wins Elle Decoration Award!

POSTED: Tuesday, November 4, 2014

We are absolutely thrilled to hear that Jessica Zoob's incredible Big Smile has won the Elle Decoration Award for Best British Pattern!


Used as the pattern for bespoke wallpaper and fabrics by design company Romo, Big Smile is the perfect example of Jessica's work with calming, dreamy blue hues and playful pink touches. The expression Jessica pours into each work has been masterfully captured by the Romo team and we're so excited to see our favourite Sussex-based artist receiving the accolade she merits!


Playtime is Jessica's next project and will be exclusively exhibited by Loughran Gallery in Spring 2015 - we're already having so much fun watching this exciting collection of works grow and, like Jessica, can't wait to show you all!



Jessica Zoob, Big Smile (Detail)


THE WINNER: ‘BIG SMILE’ FABRIC AND WALLPAPER BY JESSICA ZOOB FOR ROMO BLACK EDITION – This enchanting design is reminiscent of a Monet landscape – and indeed, it’s based on a painting by contemporary impressionist artist Jessica Zoob. Available as linen fabric, cushions and wallpaper, it’s a work of art in its own right and comes in two delicate colourways. Wallpaper, £495 per 2 x 10m roll; linen fabric, £70 per m.


Best British Pattern 2014: ‘Big Smile’ fabric and wallpaper by Jessica Zoob for Romo Black Edition

Painter Jessica Zoob worked with Romo Black Edition’s design director, Emily Mould, to turn her Impressionist-style oil-on-canvas artworks into a fabric and wallpaper range. Zoob tells us more about the designs, which were a decisive winner in our pattern category.

What inspired the design? I wanted to create a painting full of my favourite things – I love water, reflections, space and tranquillity. I was thrilled when Romo Black Edition approached me about collaborating on a fabric collection.


What was the biggest challenge? Translating such a huge painting [it measures 2.5 x 2 metres] into fabric and wallpaper was difficult for all of us. It’s incredible how Romo’s design team has managed to capture the colours and textures from the original artwork.


What does it feel like to win an award? It is such an honour and I am definitely wearing a ‘big smile’! It is particularly special because it is a public vote, so I want to say a huge thank you to everyone who voted.


What are you working on next? I am currently creating a new collection of paintings called ‘Playtime’ that will be exhibited in London in the spring. I can’t wait to show people the pieces: they’ll be full of colour and exuberance.



Jessica Zoob Wins Elle Decoration Award

Jessica Zoob's Big Smile (central) with other winners of Elle Decoration Awards



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