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News from Cole and Son

May 23, 2024 - May 23, 2024   

Wallpaper is no longer a shrinking violet – it’s a beautiful bold orchid!

Victoria Beckham, Paul Smith, Stella McCartney, Martine McCutcheon, H&M, the General Trading Company, Selfridges, John Lewis and Marks & Spencer are just a few of the celebrities, designers and leading retailers who, along with millions of DIY enthusiasts throughout the country, are using Cole’s wallpapers.

Michael Clarke’s opulent Orchid, available in ten dramatic colourways, is just one design from The New Contemporary Collection – a collection based on designs from Cole’s archive originally commissioned by Design Director, Douglas Robinson in the 1950s and 1960s from lecturers at the Royal College of Art.

Other designs include ’slightly arrogant’ Flamingos, in shimmering shades of pink and silver; Una Lindsay’s arresting Malabar, sweeping Rajapur and Cow Parlsey in shocking pink and black; two David Hicks designs, Hexagon and Moghul;  the glamorous geometric Pompeian and relaxing Palm Leaves.

Whether you’re looking for a grand gesture or a gentle ambience, Cole’s retro collection – printed on environmentally friendly, easy-to-hang paper – has it all.

“Fabulous . fantastic.”  Vogue

The New Contemporary Collection

Retail price: from £35 (inc vat)  9 designs, 60 colourways

The New Contemporary Screenprint Collection

Retail price from £93 (inc vat)  13 designs, 24 colourways –  also  includes Butterflies & Dragonflies, Lily, The Woods, Details of Rome and Siena Tile

Cole’s papers are also included in Flock ’n’ Roll: New Ideas in Wallpaper Design, an exhibition at The Geffrye Museum, 9 March – 31 August.

For further information, samples or images please contact

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Raema Cook in the showroom on 020 7376 4628


Claire Sawford PR

Studio One

7 Chalcot Road

Primrose Hill

London NW1 8LH

Tel: +44 (0)20 7722 4114

Fax: +44 (0)20 7483 3838

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