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At the cutting room table designing: Otterson

We take a closer look at our newest Matelassé weave, Otterson and the spectacular Melbourne architecture which inspired this original woven design.

Our design inspiration.

For the Spring Summer ’17 collection, the Sheridan design team ventured to Victoria, Australia, exploring the landscapes, iconic architecture and a myriad of natural wonders. As our designers explored the city on their guided historical tour, they were struck by the beauty of the heritage listed architecture. Traversing through beautiful banks and churches, they noticed the intricacies of the buildings, from decorative tiled flooring to antique metal doorways and spectacular ceiling structures.

Uncovering Otterson details

The wonders experienced on this scenic tour of Melbourne inspired the creation of Otterson, our newest white weave. An interwining braided motif complements large sections of geometric pattern, as captured in the signature elevated puff of the Matelassé weave. A nod to the noble beauty of these heritage buildings, our Otterson bed invokes an old world elegance yet retains a crisp, contemporary feel with clean lines and a palette of pure white.


A nod to the noble beauty of heritage buildings, Otterson invokes an old world elegance yet retains a crisp, contemporary feel.

The wonder of the weave

Unique to the Sheridan range, our Sheridan weaves have become a beloved signature design. With a luxurious heavy-weight hand feel, these Matelassé woven beds combine the simplicity of white with the textural complexity of a raised weave. The resulting 3D quilted effect is a masterpiece of time-honoured technique and technical construction, delivering a beautifully detailed execution of pattern play. The latest addition to our luxury weave collection, the Otterson design has been engineered to the bed in a singular panel, unlike the repeat construction of a traditional Matelassé. Crafted by our in-house Master Weaver, the 100% cotton double cloth is luxuriously soft, ensuring your bed is as comfortable as it is beautiful.