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Scottish Interiors Showcase – We’ll be there!

We are looking forward to showing our collections at the Scottish Interiors Showcase on 19th and 20th February at Macdonald Inchyra Hotel, Polmont.

The Jewel in our crown is our fabulous new Jewel Collection, inspired by the heritage designs in our Archive.  A true treasure trove of jewel colours from vibrant ruby red to cool, elegant opal.  Printed on a choice of sumptuous shimmering velvet, a classical linen and an elegant cotton satin. All produced in the UK.

Consisting of 3 designs – Grand Tiffany, Amadour and Tree of Life. The collection inspires a unique and dramatic sophistication to enhance any interior.

Amethyst Velvet

We will also be showing our first collection Archive 1 consisting of two books:  Linen & Cotton and Wools & Velvets. Both are taken from our historic archive and have been sensitively re-drawn and 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.

Vermillion

Hope to see you in Scotland!

Our fabulous Jewel Collection has launched!

A treasure trove of jewels!

The JewelCollection is inspired by the designs in our extensive archive of historic fabrics. The collection is beautifully coloured. A treasure trove of jewels from rich Ruby red to elegant Opal. Printed on a choice of sumptuous shimmering velvet, a classical linen and an elegant cotton satin.  All produced in the UK.

Consisting of 3 designs – Tiffany, Amadour and Tree of Life. The collection inspires a unique and dramatic sophistication to enhance any interior.

Tiffany

Tiffany is taken from an 1970’s archival design by Michel Vidal.  It is inspired by the Arts and Crafts movement, with aspects of Art Deco. Coloured in striking shades, ranging from rich ‘Jewel’ to a subtle ‘Aqua’ and bright ‘Opal’.

Tree of Life

Developed from a charming classic Tree of Life mid-19thcentury archival document for the ‘Archive 1’ collection.  Now adding two new colours ways:  Antique Rose and Tea Rose, reflecting the original colouring of the archival historic document.

Grand Amadour

An archival piece from the parisian studio ‘Artilier’ – an elegant and inspiring traditional large scale floral bouquet. Shimmering with seasonal rich and tasteful smart colours, creating a dramatic and sophisticated addition to any room.

 

 

 

Launching at Decorex – Wallcovering!

 

The Design Archives is launching its paper backed fabric collection at Decorex this September.

The vibrant Tree of Life Turquoise paper-backed fabric makes a fantastic wall covering.  Be bold and pair it with curtains in Milano stripe.  WOW!

Fabric walling creates a luxurious effect and provide a finish to a room that paints and papers can never achieve.  Fabric offers versatility in the use of patterns and different textures that will enhance a design scheme in everything from a formal room to a small cloakroom. It also offers sound absorbing and insulating qualities.

As an alternative to battening, fabric can be paper backed which is applied with specialist adhesive to any vertical surface.  The Design Archives has now created a paper backed range of its iconic designs.

“Our bold and colourful designs look stunning on walls,” says Sharon Crowson, founder of The Design Archives. “We have papered a huge space for a client in Switzerland in our graceful Grosvenor design and it looks fabulous!”

The Design Archives was established in 2016 by Sharon who has over thirty years experience working in the textile industry, primarily with Crowson Fabrics, at one time the largest fabric company in Europe. She inherited a vast archive of heritage designs, some dating back to 17c.  She selected some of the most vibrant hand-painted documents, which have been painstakingly redrawn and re-coloured to give them relevance to a modern interior.  All of the fabrics are produced on quality fabrics in the UK.

 

Grand Floral makes a stunning statement on a formal staircase

 

 

 

We’ll see you at Design Central 2018

 

Our colourful Grand Floral design from the Archive 1 collection

We will be at Design Central 2018, The Largest Interiors Trade Only Show in The North of England at the stunning Colshaw Hall, Nr. Knutsford.  We are looking forward to catching up with colleagues and making new friends.

We will be showing all our collections, Archive 1, Wool and Velvet and Spring Garden, in addition to launching our new paper-backed fabric collection.

See all our heritage fabrics in the Collections page of the website.

 

 

 

We’ll see you at Decorex 2018

 

Our colourful Grand Floral design from the Archive 1 collection

We are delighted to be exhibiting again at Decorex International 2018 16-19 September, Syon Park, London.  You’ll find us on Stand C35.  Decorex is one of the highlights of the design year, where established brands exhibit their products offering a diverse perspective on the current trends in design.  This will be our third year at Decorex and we are looking forward to catching up with colleagues and making new friends.

We will be showing all our collections, Archive 1, Wool and Velvet and Spring Garden, in addition to launching our new paper-backed fabric collection.

See all our heritage fabrics in the Collections page of the website.

 

 

 

We’re off to Moscow!

 

Hello Moscow!

Sharon Crowson at DecoRus 2017

We are delighted to be returning to Moscow to exhibit at DecoRusExpo 2018 after a very successful 2017 show. Our agents Kimberley Expertise (nk@kimberleyexpertise.com) will be presenting our collections of heritage fabrics to the region’s Interior Design professionals.

The show takes place at Hotel National and opens to trade visitors on Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th June at 10am and closes at 6pm. You can find the Design Archives in the Moskovsky

After huge interest last year, we hope to further promote our brand.  We look forward to meeting  our existing customers from  Moscow and St Petersburg. And introducing new clients to our collections.

DecoRusExpo has become the must-visit event of the year for any interior designer, architect, or top-end decorator working in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan….There is so much exciting work taking place in the region and we are pleased to be part of this dynamic show.

Trade visitors are welcome to register on the door and there is no entrance charge. It is probably preferable to register in advance (www.decorusexpo.com)

All our wonderful heritage fabrics can be found in the Collections page of the website.

 

 

 

Great trade shows – Gent and Madrid

 

Thanks to everyone who visited us at Interior Gent and Intergift Madrid

 

Sharon and the Gordon Imports Team in Intergift Madrid

 

The Design Archives worked with  Spanish distributor, Gordon Imports to make a truly stand-out-stand to showcase our collection of heritage fabrics at the hugely popular Intergift show in Madrid earlier this yer.  We had a wonderful response from the many people who visited the stand and we met many old and new friends.

We also had a great show at Interio Gent in January where Furnitex, our Belgium distributor worked with Sharon and our new Sales Director, Simon Chapman to introduce our collections to the design industry gathered at the show.

If you’re coming to London for Design Week at Chelsea Harbour  (4th-9th March) drop in to our showroom at the World’s End Studios, Lots Road, SW10 where we’d love to show you our collections. Our showroom will be open from Monday 5th – Friday 9th March 2018 10.00am-5pm

 

 

 

 

 

Simon Chapman – new Sales Director

 

The Design Archives is delighted to announce the appointment of Simon Chapman as its Global and UK Sales Director.

 

Sharon Crowson and Simon Chapman

Simon Chapman and Sharon Crowson

Simon Chapman is a sales and marketing professional with broad experience of international distribution, UK sales management and project planning within the luxury goods market with significant knowledge of the interiors industry.  He has worked with some of the largest names in the interiors industry and we are looking forward to a fruitful relationship with him.

We will be presenting our collections during Paris Deco Off 18-20 January. Visit us at meeting room at the Artus Hotel, 34 Rue du Baci, 75006

 

 

 

 

January 2018 Trade Shows

The Design Archives would be delighted to meet you at the following trade shows this January

 

Paris Deco Off

18th-20th January

Artus Hotel, Downstairs Meeting Room

34 Rue du Baci 75006

Intirio – Gent

28th-31st January

Flanders Expo

Maaltekouter1

9051 Gent

Hall 1 Stand: C87

Intergift Madrid

31st January–4th February

Feria de Madrid

Parque Ferial Juan Carlos 1

Hall 3 (Pabellon) Stand: ET-14A