The Paradise cushion in Black, from Arley House and the V&A

Luxury fabric designer, Arley House, presents the Paradise cushion, created in collaboration with the V&A. With exclusive access to the museum’s extensive design archives, Arley House has released the Paradise as part of its wider Floral Abundance collection – a celebration of 18th and 19th century chintz textiles, with key motifs including foliage, blossoms and birds.

Paradise, as the name suggests, is based on an original furnishing fabric depicting birds-of-paradise. The original fabric featuring birds with fabulous plumage originates from around 1830 and features an air of Eastern Romanticism.

Printed on Arley House’s signature Luxor velvet, their team of skilled in-house designers have seamlessly restored missing parts of the original artwork and reinvigorated the design in a dramatic new colour palette.

The Floral Abundance collection, featuring Paradise, also includes four other captivating reimagined V&A designs, available as both bespoke cushions or as fabric by the metre.

To shop the Paradise cushion and view the rest of the collection, visit: