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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 ( 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 (

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





Successful Decorex 2017

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.

Sharon and her father Derek Crowson

Father and Daughter, Derek and Sharon Crowson at Decorex. Derek created one of the world’s largest home furnishings companies Crowson Fabrics, together with its brands, including Monkwell, Charterhouse, Dovedale, Design Archives and Hill and Knowles.

Grand Floral in different colourways

Grand Floral Design from the Archive 1 collection in all its different glory as seen at Decorex! Available in Cotton Satin, linen, wool and velvet.