Cole & Son was first established in 1875 in the north London borough of Islington, an area renowned for its many hand block printing businesses at the time. Today, the company’s archive is a beautiful and inspiring chronicle of artistic styles and expressions spanning three centuries. It consists of approximately 2,000 block print designs, 500 screen print patterns and a vast quantity of original drawings and wallpapers.
This archive and log of commissions attest to some of the most important decorating schemes of the 19th and 20th centuries, from stately homes such as Chatsworth House, Blickling Hall and Audley End, to Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and the wallpaper designs of AW Pugin, which featured in the Palace of Westminster.
On occasion, this extensive archive is a source of inspiration for new designs within collections. Elements from historic prints and patterns are carefully selected, adapted and coloured by the brand’s artists and printed by craftsmen to produce wallpapers faithful to the character of the original document, yet contemporary in feel.
With a commitment to, and passion for, excellence, Cole & Son is dedicated to creating unique and distinctive designs that help shape inviting interiors through colour and pattern
‘The Gardens: Vol. I’ will be followed by ‘The Gardens: Vol. II’, Cole & Son’s second fabric collection. The latter offers an exquisite selection of fabric complements in rich jacquards, crisp poplin and lustred velvet, enhancing the home with
an elegance that is uniquely yours.
With a commitment to, and passion for, excellence, Cole & Son is dedicated to creating unique and distinctive designs that help shape inviting interiors through colour and pattern.
Cole & Son, 3 Jubilee Place, London SW3 3TD +44 (0)20 8442 8844
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