Rolling out high quality wallpaper for over 140 years and providing papers for some of the world’s most important and historic buildings, including both Buckingham Palace the White house. Cole and Son was founded in 1875 by John Perry and started with humble beginnings in Islington, North London. Thanks to healthy business from many well-known and large companies such as Jeffrey & Co, and Shand Kydd, Cole and Son became well known throughout the 19th century. Cole & Son’s wallpaper collection today reflects their 140 year history and expertise, producing bold and colourful designs printed with top quality materials and techniques.
Using the original archive of 1800 block prints, 350 screen prints and many original drawings, designs are often selected from the vast representation of styles from the 18th to 20th centuries, coloured by their designers and finally printed by skilled craftsmen. This archive is among one of the most important wallpaper depositories in the world. Holding all their most famous papers including Woods and Palm Jungle, alongside collaborative collections with incredible artists such as Fornasetti and Ardmore. Real life art piece for your own walls.
A sumptuous revival and modern interpretation of their rich heritage which continues to impress the professional interiors world as well as producing bestselling papers, providing every man, woman and child with their perfect wallpaper. They have truly kept up with innovations and technology in their industry. From the original exclusive use of hand block printing, reintroducing pan coating and flocking, to being one of the first screen printing studios in Europe. Throughout their long history, Cole & Son have always been on the look-out for the best methods to produce the highest quality wallpapers for their customers. This never ending quest informs their varied practice, taking techniques from every era and implementing them where appropriate to this very day.