Established in 1903 in Sudbury, Suffolk, Gainsborough is amongst Britain’s last remaining silk weaving houses. Its founder, Reginald Warner, travelled widely in Europe collecting historic fabrics and laying the foundation of Gainsborough’s archive which, today, is one of the UK’s leading textile libraries.
Alongside their fabric offering, Gainsborough is launching their first collection of hand-block printed wallpapers. Taken from their extraordinary archive, the five distinct designs have never been seen before and are informed by a range of historical influences. Traditionally block-printed in the UK, the wallpapers have an exceptional handmade quality and a stand-out depth of natural colour. Price from £330 for a 10 metre roll, 52cm wide.
Created and handpainted by Warner, this design is a recreation of a much earlier 18th century French Brocade. With prettily coloured flowers and flowing lace ribbon detailing, Lace Brocade adds a soft, gentle touch to interiors. Available in 3 colourways: Duck Egg & Green; Gold & Grey; Paper & Forest Green
This beautiful Regency style stripe is effortlessly elegant. The flowing pattern has an organic feel and is printed in a choice of earthy colour schemes. Available in 4 colourways: Duck Green, Mole & Gold; Savage Ground, Ball Green & Caddie; Truffle, Muga & Gold; Cerulean Blue, Slate & Sea Mist
A lively design featuring Art Nouveau style flora and playful lines, Continuous was created from an original hand painted artwork dating back to the mid-20th century. Available in 4 colourways: Chelsea & Sap Green; Sand; Sudbury Yellow & Hay; Tablecloth & Off White
A contemporary interpretation of the traditional damasks Gainsborough is widely known for, Melford Damask captures the essence of a hand-painted design with layers of block printed colour. Available in 2 colourways: Blue & Gold; Sand, Slate & Ammonite
The juxtaposition of ‘organic structure’ is captured effortlessly in Tudor Trellis. With a painterly quality, a traditional trellis style and a striking floral motif, it is reminiscent of Tudor design and holds a wealth of visual interest. Available in 5 colourways: Canvas & Sand; Muga & Sudbury Yellow; Plaster & Sand; Nor Sky & Clay; Willow & Clay