Noted for its surreal and provocative textiles and wallpapers Timorous Beasties is a design led manufacturing company based in Glasgow. Timorous Beasties was founded in 1990 by Alistair McAuley and Paul Simmons. Winners of the Walpole Award for 'Best Emerging British Luxury Brand' in 2007and 'British Luxury Design Talent' in 2010,they have branded showrooms in London and Glasgow, and export their luxury products and design talent worldwide. Their wish was to be independent from the market, and that's what they keep doing with passion. A lot of their work features images that can look traditional. This comes from a love of certain traditional elements, like academic drawing, use of complicated repeats, and the hand printed quality of inks.