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Cole & Son was founded in 1873 by John Perry, a vicar’s son from Cambridgeshire. The eponymously named John Perry Ltd was originally situated in a wallpaper mill in North London - back in the 18th and 19th centuries, Islington was an area famous for the hundreds of hand block printing companies based there. Today, Cole & Son’s factory is in Haringey, just a few miles north of the original site. Following Mr Perry’s death in 1941, the company became Cole & Hill and later, Cole & Son Ltd. Cole & Son has provided wallpapers for many historic houses, including Buckingham Palace and the White House. Designer Wallpapers is proud to present some of the company’s finest collections.
This collection originates from when in 1842, a new pattern block was deliver... Read more >>
This collection originates from when in 1842, a new pattern block was delivered to a decorator in Belgrave Square, London. Intricately carved by hand on pear wood, the design was called Sweet Pea. According to the order books of the time it was considered so special that it was labeled a 'private paper' destined for the most important clients.
The collection includes: The India Paper, Cornelia, Dovedale, Eastern Rose, Egerton, Humming Birds, Ladies Slipper, Lilac, Madras Violet, Myrtle, Pergola, Poppy, Rosebuds, Sweet Pea, Tulip Damask, Vine Tree, Wild Flowers
Named after an infamous bohemian private members club opened in London in 187... Read more >>
Named after an infamous bohemian private members club opened in London in 1874 – just a year before Cole & Son was founded – the collection evokes the glamorous and poetic era of the 18th and 19th century. Each of the nine designs references a cultural icon or gem of the time. Albemarle collection includes: Baudelaire, Chatterton, Wyndham, Albery, Aldwych, Blake, Byron, Piccadilly and Coleridge.
Elegant, classical design meets subdued, calming colours to create a timeless... Read more >>
Elegant, classical design meets subdued, calming colours to create a timeless look and sophisticated feel for your home.
Pretty pastel shades are the perfect paper for a period look, from small Rege... Read more >>
Pretty pastel shades are the perfect paper for a period look, from small Regency style repeating patterns, to the Victorian trellis.
This collection features bold, large-scale, retro designs with contemporary c... Read more >>
This collection features bold, large-scale, retro designs with contemporary colourings. Designers include David Hicks and Michael Clarke.
Contemporary II has more bold, large-scale, retro designs with contemporary c... Read more >>
Contemporary II has more bold, large-scale, retro designs with contemporary colourings. This collection includes the award winning Woods design.
Lovers of Cole & Son’s Contemporary Collections can look forward to a fresh... Read more >>
Lovers of Cole & Son’s Contemporary Collections can look forward to a fresh take on iconic designs with the launch of Contemporary Restyled in summer 2012. The eagerly awaited collection will celebrate a selection of patterns that are the heart and soul of the British wallpaper company with new colours, scales and reworked designs. Cole & Son has breathed new life into popular designs from the brand’s extensive history, including the beloved Woods, Cow Parsley, Orchid, Hicks Hexagon, Palm Leaves and Flamingos.
Leading wallpaper brand Cole & Son pays tribute to great British days out wit... Read more >>
Leading wallpaper brand Cole & Son pays tribute to great British days out with the launch of Festival Stripes. The collection is inspired by the marquees, racing colours and blazers found at the most loved and quintessentially British festivals. Working well in both contemporary and classic settings, the new collection sets the standard for sophisticated and distinguished interiors; offering a range of twelve designs and a total of fifty-six crisp and modern colour ways.
Comprising fifteen designs, Cole & Son’s new collection follows the success... Read more >>
Comprising fifteen designs, Cole & Son’s new collection follows the success of the first Fornasetti range, launched in 2008, delivering a repertoire of magical themes within a collection of designs that are at once iconic and covetable. Fornasetti II takes a bold step in wallpaper design, transcending the obvious and transforming eclectic and whimsical drawings into a truly stunning array of co-ordinating wallpapers in an exciting range of colours and styles. Eccentric motifs of fantastical flying machines, architectural details, playful monkeys, keys and owls all evoke a theatrical and magical space, while the use of wide width friezes, borders, digital panels and double width papers gives this collection an unparalleled diversity in the way in which it can be used. Commenting on the new collection, Barnaba Fornasetti stated: “Pablo Neruda once described my father as the magician of precious and precise magic and I think that this decorative collection beautifully captures the magic essence of the Fornasetti world”.
The collection includes: Acquario, Balustra, Chiavi Segrete, Macchine Volanti, Magia Domestica, Multiplette, Nicchie, Nottambule, Nuvolette, Pennini, Procuratie E Scimmie, Procuratie, Promenade, Teatro, Uccelli
Materials such as metal, timber, marble and concrete provide inspiration for ... Read more >>
Materials such as metal, timber, marble and concrete provide inspiration for this collection, with many of the designs incorporating a recycled feel for a vintage or urban effect. The designs are a fusion of new ideas and prints from the extensive Cole & Son archive. Cole & Son CEO, Simon Glendenning comments: "Our latest collection highlights the aesthetic beauty of every day surfaces and textures, in a contemporary and luxurious manner. Whether it’s a residential or commercial setting, these stylish designs will create an impact and appeal to customers looking to create dramatic and unexpected interiors."
The Frontier collection uses bold patterns and contrasting colours to create ... Read more >>
The Frontier collection uses bold patterns and contrasting colours to create a striking and unusual contemporary look.
Cole & Son launched the autumn 2011 Collection, Geometric, at London Design F... Read more >>
Cole & Son launched the autumn 2011 Collection, Geometric, at London Design Festival. Consisting of fifteen designs, this leading wallpaper manufacturer’s latest offering is a selection of contemporary designs influenced by intricate patterns and vivid graphics. This uniquely modern collection comes from a factory that still uses traditional printing methods.
An eclectic mix of designs from all over the world created by the Cole's Stud... Read more >>
An eclectic mix of designs from all over the world created by the Cole's Studio. Designed in collaboration with David Easton.
"A man with a profound understanding and passion for wallpaper ... and the so... Read more >>
"A man with a profound understanding and passion for wallpaper ... and the soul of an angel!" -Lucinda Lambton, Writer, photographer and broadcaster.
This collection is named after Charlie Wilson who joined Coles in 1951 as an apprentice block printer. For 57 years Charlie's artistic sensibilities and craftsmanship have been applied to the printing of thousands of rolls of Coles' wallpaper in countless designs and there is no higher tribute than to name this elegant and understated collection after him.