Founded by designer Florence Saumarez and based in Bath, England, Inq specialises in designing and producing hand-marbled papers and products.
We combine traditional techniques with a modern aesthetic, producing products that sit proudly in historic and contemporary surroundings alike. The long heritage of marbling informs us whilst the freedom of current design inspires us to reinvigorate this endangered craft. The possibilities are endless and joyful.
Gouache paints are favoured over modern acrylics, giving our marbled papers their characteristic richness and deep velvety finish.
As well as the marbling collections available on this website we particularly delight in collaborations. If you would like to license a design for reproduction please do get in touch to discuss your project.
THE ART OF MARBLING
A ‘canvas’ of water is first thickened with carrageen, an Irish moss extract, enabling ink to be floated on the surface. Once applied, the ink can be manipulated by the marbling artist into the desired design using a variety of tools and techniques.