THE DESIGN ARCHIVES has opened a new showroom in the World’s End Studios, Lots Road, Chelsea SW10 and sampling of the recently launched collection, Archive 1 is now available.
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 collected by her father and is now creating a series of collections bringing to life some of the archive’s most beautiful designs. Printed on quality base cloths, all fabrics are developed and produced in the UK.
The first collection, Archive 1 comprises two books: Linen & Cotton and Wools & Velvets. Both are taken from designs in the Crowson archive, which Sharon has sensitively re-drawn and re-coloured to make relevant to modern interiors. Elegant florals with delicate paisleys sit alongside bold, coordinated stripes and motifs, which create an individual statement or when worked together, a vibrant and cohesive design scheme. Sharon will soon announce agency and distribution partnerships in selected countries.
The Linen & Cotton collection incorporates four elegant and traditional florals: ‘Tree of Life’, ‘Celeste’, ‘Grosvenor’ and ‘Grand Floral’. These classic designs work in both a traditional and contemporary setting.
The Wool & Velvet range is a luxurious collection of digitally printed 100% cotton velvets and wools. ‘Ludhiana’, ‘Grand Floral’ and ‘Tiffany’ are an eclectic mix of designs in various scales making then suitable for curtains and upholstery. ‘Opera’ is a cotton velvet in eleven shades and is carefully co-ordinated to complement large scale designs.
“I have been involved in the textile industry for thirty years, working with the family business Crowson Fabrics” says Sharon. “It was a much loved and successful brand. This is a wonderful challenge to curate this expansive archive that my father built up and I am enjoying bringing a selection of the classic designs to life. I am looking forward to showcasing each collection as it becomes available in our fabulous new showroom in the World’s End Studios.”
World’s End Studios
132-134 Lots Road
London SW10 0RJ.
+ 44 (0)20 7349 7018
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