Cole & Son will launch Albemarle, a collection of damask prints inspired by the Romantic Period, at Maison et Objet Paris, in January.
Named after an infamous bohemian private members club opened in London in 1874 – just a year before Cole & Son was founded – the collection evokes the glamourous and poetic era of the 18th and 19th century.
Each of the nine designs references a cultural icon or gem of the time.
“We selected a series of traditional damask prints from our vast archive, adapting the designs and colours and experimenting with different printing techniques to create a modern feel,” said Simon Glendenning, MD, Cole & Son.
“The result is an elegant collection ideal for bothheritage and contemporary settings; the creativity of Albemarle is a homage to the rich artistic period from which it is inspired.’’
The nine designs include: Baudelaire; Chatterton; Wyndham; Albery; Aldwych; Blake; Byron; Piccadilly and Coleridge.