Galbraith & Paul
The artists at Galbraith & Paul in Philadelphia use playful patterns to bring their hand-printed pillows and lampshades to life.
In 1986, Liz Galbraith and Ephraim Paul opened a studio specializing in lamps with handmade paper shades. Before long, the two expanded their Philadelphia-based business to include fabric design and printing on textiles. Liz draws inspiration for her designs from diverse styles and cultures, including the bold graphics of Scandinavian textiles, the botanical silhouettes of the Arts and Crafts movement and traditional Japanese floral patterns. We enjoy collaborating with Liz on patterns and hand-mixed colors you can only find at Room & Board.
Galbraith & Paul creations are hand-block printed to order, one at a time. According to Ephraim, the resulting variations in color, pattern or shading show the true spirit of the work. "The imperfection on each piece is the very thing that makes it special," he says.