Cole and Son is a recognisable and esteemed brand in wallpaper and wall covering design. Their exceptional wallpapers are based on traditional patterns, original designs and real creativity and innovation. Cole and Son wallpapers can be found in some of the world’s most famous buildings and houses, including Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament.
You can enjoy the luxury and decadent style of Cole and Son wallpapers in your home. There are a wide range of different styles from the classy and traditional to the whimsical and nostalgic. It is a company which flourishes due to its heritage and they are able to both create new and beautiful patterns and use those already in their collection effectively. Cole and Son was founded in 1875. The company was initially based in Islington, an area which was known at the time as a hub of design innovation. 190 hand block printing companies worked in and around the area in the 18th and 19th centuries. From their first year onwards Cole and Son were highly esteemed and printed for many recognisable and well-known companies of the time. In addition to their block printing they also supplied beautiful stripes and reintroduced the process of pan coating as well as reviving the Dutch process of flocking to create indulgent and luxurious results.
The company was bought by A P Cole who owned the company Cole & Son (Wallpapers) Ltd in 1941 and these companies coming together meant they were now in possession of the most significant and important collection of wooden printing blocks in the UK. There are now over 1800 block print designs and 350 screen print designs in the Cole and Son collection and this in addition to their expansive collection of original drawings and wallpapers. They have designs representative and typical of every period from the 18th to 20th century and use these designs to create their striking modern collection of wallpapers. Cole and Son has the benefit of its magnificent archive as inspiration and to create each of their wallpaper collections. There are a huge range to choose from and we have carefully selected some of their most beautiful papers and designs to bring to you at Naken Interiors. The Cole and Son collection reflects their heritage while also being perfect for the modern home. You can explore a diverse range of wallpaper collections by Cole and Son at Naken Interiors. Our collections include examples from the luxurious and shimmering Curio collection, the 1960s and graphic design inspired Geometric II collection and the nostalgic and fairytale-esque Whimsical collection. These are just a small number of the collections we have for you and there are Cole and Son wallpapers for absolutely every space in the home. One of the beautiful and clever things this designer offers is different tones and colourways for most of their papers. It ensures that if you find a wallpaper you like but aren’t keen on the colourway there may be another available for you to enjoy.