This eventually led to the creation of his own neckwear collection, digities, in the late 90′s. From this was born the start of the thomaspaul pillow collection, launched in 2001, which was originally conceived of as an idea of utilizing the silk printing mill’s capabilities for home accessories instead of personal accessories. Since then the line has steadily expanded into other categories apart from silk pillows to includetabletop, stationery, and lamp shades. The ultimate goal being to have products covering every aspect of the home, all with thomaspaul patterns gracing them.
"My vision for the thomaspaul brand has always been about combining classic design motifs from different periods in textile design. Incorporating anything from an 18th century Damask pattern to a camouflage print. The unifying thread between so many different styles is to change the designs so they are updated for today. For me this means changing the scale, so they are always bold, and reducing down the colors and details, so most designs are reduced to two or three colors and become very flat, bold prints. I am always looking to vintage fabrics and motifs for inspiration and new ideas, but always try to update these to look good for today." - Thomas