Fabrics | Major Fabric Companies
The Design Archives is the brainchild of Sharon Crowson whose family business, Crowson Fabrics, established in 1978, became one of the world’s leading producers, designers and suppliers of home furnishings. Sharon has taken on the huge archive of designs curated by her father and has created a series of fabric collections, bringing to life some of the archive’s most beautiful designs. There are five distinctive patterned, and two plain collections, both of which offer a palette of colours from bold and vibrant oranges and yellows through to subtle pastels, in a range of quality linen, wool and cotton base cloths, all of which are produced in the UK. The latest new “Shala” collection represents the very best of this eclectic brand with three distinctive designs in complementing colourways.
Fabrics | Where To See A Large Selection
The Design Archives range includes seven distinct patterned and plain collections offering a range of colours from bold and vibrant oranges and yellows, through to a subtle pastel palette, in a selection of quality linen, wool and cotton base cloths, all of which are produced in the UK and are ideal for upholstery and curtains. The brand new “Shala” collection is a stunning addition to the brands' portfolio, with a classic French toile, a botanically inspired chinoiserie and detailed floral Indian design. The showroom is based in Lots Road, Chelsea and welcomes visitors to browse the collections by appointment.
Wallpaper | Other Suppliers & Specialist Services
The first wallpaper range from The Design Archives is an eclectic selection of six designs taken from some of the brands most popular original fabric prints, and reinterpreted into the stunning new Birchgrove Collection. It includes chinoiserie-inspired large scale floral blossoms, as well as a co-ordinating plain paper in 10 colour ways to offer a comprehensive solution to mixing pattern and block colour. For a textured finish the bespoke paper-backed fabric is another wall covering option - available in the majority of The Design Archives portfolio and using traditional battening it provides an interesting and acoustic friendly interiors option. The minimum order is 10 metres - please contact the showroom directory for more information and installation advice.