Timorous Beasties: Red

Timorous Beasties: Red

“I suppose we’ve always been maximalists,” says Alstair McAuley of Timorous Beasties, the Glasgow-based company known for its exquisite oversize-pattern wallpapers and fabrics. McAuley and partner Paul Simmons have a flair for the subversive, too: Glasgow Toile substitutes an urban milieu with drug addicts, homeless and working prostitutes for traditional Toile de Jouy scenery—which comes in either wallcoverings or textiles, as shown on the armchair.