Cole & Son was founded in 1875 and today, the Cole & Son archive consists of approximately 1,800 block print designs, 350 screenprint designs and a huge quantity of original drawings and wallpapers, representing all the styles from the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries. Coles is now the prime source for entirely authentic period wallpapers printed by the original method and has provided wallpapers for many historic houses, including Buckingham Palace and the White House.
The magnificent archive is the major source of all Cole’s new collections. Designs are carefully selected, adapted and coloured by the Design Studio and printed by craftsmen to produce wallpapers faithful to the character of the original document yet contemporary in feel. The company has worked on wallpaper collections with top international designers such as, Tom Dixon, Piero Fornasetti and Vivienne Westwood.
The company retains the same original spirit in the 21st century with skilled craftsmen, combining traditional processes on some of the original machinery from 1875 with the latest modern technology.
You can find many photographs of Cole and Son wallpapers as you browse through our site. You can see their full collections on the Cole & Son website and if we can be of any assistance with anything you view there please contact us and we would be delighted to help.