Neisha Crosland is a Royal College of Art trained textile designer. In 1994 she started her own textile company designing scarves and accessories, and has gone on to design fabrics, wallpapers, rugs, bed linen, tiles, fine china and stationery, also home and fashion accessories for Hankyu Department Stores in Japan. Her body of work has propelled her to the forefront of UK design, and in 2006 she was honoured with the title of Royal Designer for Industry (RDI). Sophisticated and unusual colour combinations, impeccable attention to balance and proportion, oversized graphics and symmetrical geometric motifs inspired by nature characterise her designs.
Mulberry Home features fabrics that defy time and transcend the whims of fashion with both wit and originality. The company draws inspiration from its English heritage whilst introducing new ideas and interpreting them with modern relevance.
William Morris (1834-1896), artist, philosopher and political theorist, was one of the most outstanding and influential designers of the Arts and Crafts Movement and through his company, Morris & Co., he produced some of the most fashionable and exciting textiles and wallpapers of his era.
His legacy continues today with Morris & Co. producing authentic versions of his original designs alongside new interpretations to create up to date fabrics and wallpapers with timeless appeal.
Lewis & Wood is a British supplier of beautiful and unusual fabrics and wallpapers. Established 20 years ago by Stephen Lewis and Joanna Wood it is highly regarded by interior decorators, contract clients and retail customers who appreciate the company’s commitment to producing original British fabrics and wallpapers. Famous for its signature ‘Character’ and ‘Sporting’ designs which are based on historic prints and engravings evoking the beauty and nature of the countryside, Lewis & Wood’s eclectic collections range from large scale floral prints to classic checks and stripes which all display a commitment to developing and supporting the best of British fabric and wallpaper design and manufacturing. Discovering and nurturing artistic talent from other applied arts such as engravers, ceramicists, muralists and decorative painters to create a series of stunning collections, is a unique characteristic of Lewis & Wood’s innovative approach to design.
Kravet Inc., established in 1918, is the industry leader in the trade home furnishings industry. The fifth generation family business distributes fabrics, wall coverings and trimmings. The family’s commitment to innovation has seen the company transform from a small fabric house to a global leader. Kravet Inc. represents brands and designers from all over the world including Lee Jofa, Groundworks and all high-end fabric houses that specialize in style, luxury and exceptional design.
GP & J Baker was founded in 1884 by brothers George Percival and James Baker, the company has been producing beautiful prints, weaves and wallpapers for over 100 years. Today, in addition to developing its own style and unique handwriting, GP & J Baker continues to grow its reputation as one of the world’s innovators of fabric design.
Dare to be bold, innovative, and act as explorers in the field of furnishing fabrics and wallcoverings, this is Elitis’ philosophy. They design contemporary products that always have an edge on the latest techniques. Elitis’ in-house design department, is a hive of activity like that of an experimental laboratory, which traces the lines of research, diversity and innovative mixtures. Elitis searches relentlessly for new materials and textures and invents an emotional, visual and tactile language. In their laboratory of ideas, time is not meant to pass quickly, but to go with the flow of innovation. Present in over 100 countries, from the United Kingdom to Australia passing through Argentina and Russia, their fabrics, wallpapers and wall coverings travel through private residences, hotels, restaurants and commercial environments.
de Gournay is renowned for its original collection of striking 18th century Chinoiserie designs that bring spaces to life with colourful flora and fauna. Responding to demands for more contemporary wallpapers de Gournay later introduced its dramatic Japanese & Korean and Eclectic collections featuring stunning hand-gilded gold and silver paper-backed silk backgrounds. de Gournay also has a very popular collection of 19th century French scenic designs depicting a variety of vistas from a pastoral hunting scene in Chasse to an exotic Brazilian river-scene bursting with wildlife.
de Gournay sets itself apart through its ability to customise any of its designs in line with a client’s wishes. However complicated the brief, de Gournay has the knowledge and expertise to fulfill each individual’s vision: from hand-gilding a design with 22ct gold leaf, to creating a custom colour to compliment a surrounding interior.
Today, the Cole & Son archive consists of approximately 1,800 block print designs, 350 screen print designs and a huge quantity of original drawings and wallpapers, representing all the styles from the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries. Amongst these are some of the most important historic wallpaper designs in the world. Cole & Son has provided wallpapers for many historic houses including Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament. Designs are carefully selected, adapted and coloured by their designers and printed by craftsmen to produce wallpapers faithful to the character of the original document, yet contemporary in feel. Cole & Son continues to produce innovative and beautiful designs; their current collections reflect their long and distinguished history as well as their continuing passion for new and exciting wallpapers.
The fabric division of Christopher Farr was founded in 2000. The collection currently comprises over 60 designs of prints and weaves, utilizing the highest qualities of cloth, from combed Egyptian cottons and Belgian linens to acrylic dyed fabrics suitable for outdoor use. The printed collection is produced in the UK, a large part of which is hand printed by the same family-owned company that produced the original designs by Michael Szell, that forms an important part of the current collection. With an exciting stable of designers and artists such as Kit Kemp, Javier Mariscal Kate Blee, Ilse Crawford and Ptolemy Mann, Christopher Farr continues to expand the collection based on the same principles of artistic experimentation, a willingness to explore and to experiment with new techniques.