Lillian August is an award-winning designer, whose experience in the industry spans textiles, wallpaper, furniture lighting and more. Her collection for Currey & Company represents one of our longest designer relationships, spanning nearly 14 years. She describes her collection as elegant and glamorous, taking inspiration from historic homes and antique fixtures from around the world. Many of her pieces, from table lamps to chandeliers, are bestselling products.
Lillian began her career in the 1980s with a collection of handcrafted quilts in fabrics of her own design. After expanding her business to home textiles and wall coverings in New York, she opened several storefronts in Connecticut. She and her company soon earned a reputation as a compelling resource for designers, homeowners and design enthusiasts, offering furniture, rugs, antiques and accessories. Today, August serves as director of licensed designs for the Lillian August brand and operates numerous retail locations and designs for several collections of furniture, textiles and accessories.
The Lillian August Collection is characterized by classic styling and the thoughtful use of natural materials, such as crystal, porcelain, iron and marble. An example is the Farrington Table Lamp, at far left. A tall graceful marble turning, its soft cream color and light veining of the marble is complemented by a coordinated Cream Silk empire shade.