Introducing Winter '23

As the colour fades from the natural world, the days get shorter and the air gets cooler, cosy up by the fire and look to Deadly Ponies for an enlivening dose of hue & texture. Francis Bacon-inspired pieces bring an unexpected solace, diving deeper into the renowned artist’s work, experimenting with a rich and textural palette.

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Bacon, whose coveted rugs were described as the "finest modernist carpets in existence" was a maverick who found critical success in the mid-1940s, and is now recognised as one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century. Bacon’s rugs, which escaped his culling of works he created before he became a painter, have been an unexpected inspiration throughout Deadly Ponies’ winter collection.

“I liked the idea of drawing inspiration from these colourful, textured rugs, experimenting with vibrant hues and unusual tactile materials."

Liam Bowden, Deadly Ponies’ Creative Director.

Francis Bacon, Wool Rug, circa 1929

Francis Bacon, Wool Rug, circa 1929

“Sometimes it is better to simply allow the material to shine, and our feathery soft-suede achieves just that - it brings a natural undulation to every product it touches - making Mr Cinch Suede in plum my pick of the season.”

New season colourway, plum, is available in both suede and pebble grain leather, while Deadly Ponies’ sell-out silhouette Mr Maximese returns, his spectacular slouchy form graced by a deep, luxurious hue, Lilypad.

As a seasonal surprise, fresh candy apple emerges from the frosty ground in the smallest of leather pieces.