Swapping the world of paint for printing fine textiles was a natural next step for Farrow & Ball founders Tom Helme and Martin Ephson, who established Fermoie a decade ago. Taking their expertise in colour in a new textural direction, the company specialises in beautiful and original fabrics, all made at its factory in Wiltshire.
What makes Fermoie so unique is its design and printing techniques. All designs are original and hand-drawn by the team in the studio, who then mix water-based pigments to build a bespoke colour palette that works with the existing collection (this is inspired by the vast colour library of natural dyes). These pigments are then printed onto woven base-cloths in the factory and dispatched within seven days – something that is incredibly unusual in the industry.
From weaving and dying to our studio drawings, we have our own take on traditional printing
The company also produces a co-ordinating range of accessories, made in-house using Fermoie fabrics. All cushions are piped, made with a hidden zip, and available in a rainbow of colours and various sizes. Gathered lampshades come in patterned and plain fabrics; lamp bases come in beautiful hand-blown glass.
The entire range of fabrics, as well as upholstered furniture and fabric walling, is on display to inspire customers in both the Pimlico Road and newly refurbished Marlborough showroom (all accessories are stocked too). In the latter, which is part of the studio complex, there is also a constantly changing array of colour trials, end-of-roll and archive fabrics, all available for purchase. Lampshades and cushions are also in stock. Naturally the showroom team at both locations are on hand and ready to help customers with their scheme, and virtual appointments are also available. Whether you’re looking to adorn a gallery wall, upholster a contemporary sofa or make curtains for a country cottage, there is bound to be a Fermoie fabric to suit.
Hertford Court, Marlborough, Wiltshire SN8 4AW
53-55 Pimlico Road, London SW1W 8NE
+44(0) 1672 513723
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