GP & J Baker continues to create innovative collections and interior design solutions that exceed the expectations of its customers while maintaining the individuality and signature style of the brand. ‘We are thrilled that our most recent collections embrace the latest technological advances in fabric and wallpaper production while honouring our heritage of artisanal craftsmanship, including the centuries-old techniques of hand block printing and embroidery, says Ann Grafton, Managing and Creative Director. ‘The result is an extraordinarily rich diversity within our collections.’
GP & J Baker has long enjoyed an international reputation for excellence and supplying creative solutions for domestic, hospitality and contract projects. These include boutique hotels, spas, restaurants, cruise ships and superyachts.
A proud holder of a Royal Warrant since 1982, they have a track record of building long-term client relationships worldwide. This is partly because they take such pleasure in providing a bespoke service, tailored to each client’s needs.
During the last year’s challenging period, they developed a useful resource of virtual tools to support their customers. The resource includes an online virtual pattern book library containing hundreds of in-stock fabrics and wall coverings curated by colour and collections that can be accessed 24/7.
GP & J Baker’s extensive archive still inspires many of the authentic fabrics and wall coverings in today’s collections. Several of its iconic designs have been in production for over 100 years, each re-issue adding another layer to their charm.
The latest collection, ‘Ashmore’, was inspired by delightful references found in the archive including two 20th century designs painted by famed textile designer William Turner. Reimagined for today’s customer, ‘Eltham’ is a pretty, painterly design featuring a variety of majestic birds in leafy branches taken from the Turner original of 1910. Often dubbed as one of ‘The Turner Birds’, ‘Eltham’ was painted in the Arborescent style and printed onto a linen cloth using six sets of 81 blocks and was seen in many notable 20th century homes.
‘Broughton Rose’ is based on ‘Guinea Fowl’, a 1918 Turner design. It features Helmeted Guinea Fowl, surrounded by a floral trail of anemones, convolvulus and Malmaison roses. Today’s design was inspired by the reverse of the original block printed fabric, with the bleed through of the dyes giving a wonderful faded, aged appearance.
An extensive range of fabulous weaves, supple velvets, luxurious textures and elegant linens have been designed to sit alongside the ‘Ashmore’ collection to create timeless interiors for both traditional and contemporary spaces.
With smart showrooms in London’s Design Centre Chelsea Harbour and Paris, GP & J Baker is dedicated to creating beautiful products and offering one resource to the international design community.