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 created a series of fabric collections, bringing to life some of the archive’s most beautiful designs. There are seven 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 ’Samarkand” collection has three distinctive designs in complementing colourways. The showroom is based in Lots Road, Chelsea welcomes visitors to browse the collections, alongside their new showroom partners Bennett Silks and curtain pole specialists The Holbein Company.