15 February 2008

By Appointment To Her Majesty The Queen.

Suppliers of Wallpaper, Cole & Son Wallpaper, Limited

Wallpaper fit for a queen and a United States President. These Most Excellent wallpapers are printed by Cole & Son, Ltd., England. I have recently developed of fondness for flocked papers - particularly the "Lifford Damask", shown above. This paper is a plush ivory velvet pattern printed on Silver foil paper. Perfect for interiors with a "Hollywood Regency" flare. Cole & Son, Ltd.'s collection includes paper depicting the work of artist Piero Fornasetti to wallpaper adorned with hummingbird's. The papers are Handblocked, delicate, luxurious, and even have a true hand-painted quality.

Cole & Son, Ltd. is part of a tradition that has been printing the world’s finest wallpapers since 1873. Little has changed over the years with the majority of printing techniques remaining the same today as when the company began.

Still located in North London, the factory produces; Handblock, Screen Print and Surface Printed wallpaper. Over 4000 hand carved wooden blocks help make up one of the world’s most distinguished wallpaper archives associated with some of the greatest design names of the time. Names such as Augustus Pugin, William Morris, Voysey and Walter Crane ....

Due to a distinguished printing history, Cole & Son has become the prime source for entirely authentic period and contemporary projects. Cole’s wallpapers can be found in a multitude of famous buildings from the Palace of Westminster to the Brighton Pavilion, from Buckingham Palace to the White House.

The Cole & Son, Ltd. archive includes a major source of many strikingly contemporary as well as traditional designs.

Piero Fornasetti, "Tema a Variazoni"

Piero Fornasetti, "Flori"

Hummingbirds/Wallpaper & Fabric

Traditional "Trieste" Damask Wallpaper