From the many thousands of beautiful prints in the Design Archive, comes this exquisite Broderies Chinoises hand painted print. Inspiration for a future collection! Watch this space….
THE DESIGN ARCHIVES ANNOUNCES NEW DISTRIBUTOR AGREEMENTS
Established in 2016, The Design Archives is rapidly expanding with new distribution agreements worldwide.
The Design Archives comprises literally thousands of original paper designs, archival reference books and fabric samples, some dating back to the 18c. Under the creative direction of Sharon Crowson, two collections have been launched since 2016, Archive 1 and Spring Garden which bring together stunning designs from the archive printed on to beautiful natural cloths. All developed and Printed in the UK.
We are delighted to announce that Katie Hopkinson will be our new agent in the North of England and Sam Coote our agent in North London and the Home Counties.
We have appointed Flortextile as our agent for Italy. Emanuela Salvi, the owner of Flortex is the distributor of Farrow and Ball, the agent for Mulberry, and is steeped in knowledge of textiles. Emanuela has been selling in the Italian market for over 25 years
The highly respected Pilar Sanchez at Gordon Imports is our Distributor in Spain.
Gordon Imports has a central showroom in Madrid, plus showrooms in Valencia and Marbella. Pilar has over 30 years experience of Spanish Distribution of English brands.
Kimberley Expertise is our agent for Russia and is behind the successful annual DecoRus exhibition in Moscow held in June where The Design Archives exhibited this year. Kimberley Expertise is the most established agent in Russia.
The Textile Company have well appointed Showrooms in Australia and New Zealand and are proud to distribute ‘World Best’ brands of decorative fabrics. Including The Design Archives. Their experienced staff and Agents offer a top class service.
Please contact our Chelsea Head office and Showroom for UK Stockists.
LONDON NORTH AND HOME COUNTIES
Elements 4 Design Agencies
Sam Coote +44 7773 052260
NORTH EAST AND NORTH WEST
Mima Moo Home
Katie Hopkinson +44 7876 033375
The Textile Company
Flortex Textile srl
Kimberley Expertise Ltd
The Design Archives team, led by Sharon Crowson, had a very successful few days at Decorex 2017. Plenty of visitors from all over the world showed great interest in our heritage fabrics. Showcasing Archive 1 and Spring Garden collections of fabrics inspired by the Design Archive, built up by Sharon’s father Derek Crowson. The Archive consists of literally thousands of print and fabric samples, some dating from early 19th century. Sharon is working on creating a series of new 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.
Decorex is internationally known for being a major destination for interior designers to discover the finest luxury products from new, emerging and established talent. 2017 is the second Decorex for The Design Archives, having launched it’s first collection Archive 1 at Decorex 2016.
The Design Archives exhibited at DecoRus 2017, held in Moscow annually.
THE DESIGN ARCHIVES LAUNCHES NEW FABRIC COLLECTION:
Spring Garden is a charming new collection from The Design Archives combining three delicately drawn traditional florals, teamed with a classic coordinating stripe, all recommissioned from the huge archive of historic designs and presented in six versatile and fresh colour combinations.
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 vast 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.
Following on from Archive 1, the first collection from The Design Archives, Spring Garden is printed on carefully selected linens and cotton satin. The original designs have been given a new lease of life, with palettes of rose, coral, gold, persimmon and mist, inspired and influenced by the subtlety and vibrancy of the blossoms and blooms of an English country garden in spring. Delft, with its crisp white backgrounds and pretty blues completes the colour line perfectly.
Spring Garden will translate easily throughout the home, either in a sitting room, bedroom or dining area, on blinds, drapes and upholstery. Or add a pop of Spring on a scatter cushion to bring the garden indoors.
The Collection comprises:
For further information:
World’s End Studios
132-134 Lots Road London SW10 0RJ.
+ 44 (0) 20 7349 7018
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
+ 44 (0) 7710 404 762