Fabrics, Walls & Floors
GP & J Baker
Timeless fabrics and wallcoverings inspired by the archive since 1884

GP & J Baker continues to create innovative fabric and wallcovering collections inspired by original documents from its extensive archive. These include handpainted, early-20th-century designs by famed textile designer William Turner featuring pretty flora and fauna motifs, as well as rare Indienne cottons and Chinese wallpapers. The brand’s archive also features works from Arts & Crafts designers including CFA Voysey.


Over the last few years, the company has witnessed an increasing appetite for wallcoverings, and for 2022 it has reproduced many of its cherished historical designs as stunning wallpapers, rescaled and recoloured to appeal to today’s discerning customers. One example is the ‘Ashmore’ wallpaper collection by the aforementioned William Turner, an exceptional range of decorative designs with a quintessential English country house aesthetic.


Meanwhile, the ‘Original Brantwood’ wallpaper collection is inspired by the many Arts & Crafts documents housed in the GP & J Baker archive, including designs from CFA Voysey, which have been creatively reimagined in exciting new colours. Several of the company’s designs have been in production for over 100 years, each reissue adding another layer to their charm.

For 2022 it has reproduced many of its cherished historical designs as stunning wallpapers, rescaled and recoloured to appeal to today’s discerning customers

‘GP & J Baker’s treasured archive continues to inspire and delight our customers and we are thrilled to translate these authentic designs into fabulous wallpapers,’ says Creative and Managing Director Ann Grafton. ‘This year we are also proud to launch the ‘Baker Original’ stamp of authenticity, which is designed to authenticate our wallpapers and fabrics by allowing us to highlight the provenance of each of our exceptional archival designs.


Several Baker Original designs are included in the new wallpaper collections. The ‘Ashmore’ range includes ‘Broughton Rose’ from 1918, a charming depiction of helmeted guineafowl surrounded by anemones, convolvulus and Malmaison roses. The current 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. The collection also features Turner’s ‘Eltham’ from 1910, a pretty, painterly design of majestic birds in leafy branches. Known as one of ‘The Turner Birds’, ‘Eltham’ was painted in the Arborescent style and printed onto linen using six sets of 81 blocks.


The ‘Original Brantwood’ wallpaper range includes ‘Birds & Cherries’ from 1897, a beautiful design purchased by George Percival Baker featuring cherry trees and great tits, and ‘Iris Meadow’ from 1873, designed by the eminent Arts &Crafts designer Kate Faulkner. This was first produced by GP & J Baker in 1895, and possibly gifted to George Percival Baker in the 1880s by Faulkner, in recognition of his discovery of, and interest in, Alpine plants. The design features delicate winter iris alongside snowdrops and winter anemones.


In addition to this, GP & J Baker’s extensive ‘House’ collection of fabulous weaves, supple velvets, luxurious textures and elegant linens have been designed to sit alongside the wallcovering and decorative fabric collections 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 a comprehensive resource for the international design community – and that includes its latest wallpaper collections with their delightfully enduring appeal.

GP & J Baker, Design Centre East, Design Centre Chelsea Harbour, London, SW10 0XF

+44 (0)20 7351 7760

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