Founded by Amanda Ferragamo, Ailanto Design is Amanda’s lifelong dream and legacy. Her inspiration comes from the natural world in which she is surrounded – from the colour in a flower to the shape of a leaf or the way a branch catches the light and its movement in the breeze. Ailanto Design is the product of a lifetime of inspiration, decades of passion and love for artistic expression.
ANN McGUIRE STUDIO
Ann McGuire studied design at the Rhode Island School of Design, where she was instilled with a constant drive to discover answers to design questions. Much of her career has been spent honing these skills while working in New York for such celebrated designers as Victoria Hagan, William Sofield, Sara Storey, and Mary Howard. Ann McGuire is dedicated to providing world-class textiles that contribute to the creation of your own beautiful ideas.
OLD PARADISE COLLECTION
by Hamilton Weston Wallpapers Ltd
Interior designer Georgina Hamilton and architectural historian Robert Weston founded Hamilton Weston Wallpapers in 1981 to focus on reproducing historic wallpapers from our archive or to commission by clients.
Their eclectic Old Paradise collection of traditional yet unusual designs has been skillfully recreated from treasured fragments of original wallpapers dating from the Georgian Victorian and Edwardian periods. Many of these exceptional designs are chosen for the restoration and re-interpretation of classic interiors.
Many designs are successful in contemporary settings when re-coloured.
Kit Miles founded the eponymous studio in 2013 with one vision: to create a textile collection steeped in the values of quality, exquisite draughtsmanship and a futuristic, often surprising use of scale colour and imagery. The studio’s breadth and skill in executing fine product is continually developing, highlighting a restless drive towards the exploration of what print design is now and what it could be next.
KNOWLES & CHRISTOU
Wallpapers are hand printed to order by Knowles & Christou’s in-house team using water based inks. As apposed to the mechanical printing process, hand printing is a much lengthier and skilled process. The advantages are apparent in the overall appearance – in the quality of the surface – the depth of colour and in the unrestricted repeat sizes they can achieve. Please inquire for samples and bespoke colourways.
Lewis & Wood has created a substantial collection of textiles and wallpapers, largely manufactured in Britain. The success of the company lies in its determination to be different. Their commitment to produce original products starts in the screen printing studio, where creative director Magdalen Jebb collaborates with a variety of freelance designers from different disciplines to encourage an original approach. They then work with weavers, dyers, printers and finishers to try new techniques. This isn’t always easy, but it does make the result a lot more interesting.
MARTHE ARMITAGE PRINTS LIMITED
by Hamilton Weston Wallpapers Ltd
Marthe Armitage Prints Limited is an artisanal design company, producing exclusive, hand-printed wallpapers and coordinating screen-printed fabrics from handmade linocuts. The intricate, signature designs are created by artist Marthe Armitage, at her studio in Chiswick, using the traditional technique of lino block printing. Each roll of wallpaper is then produced on a hand-operated 100-year old offset lithographic press, with the expert help of her daughter, Jo Broadhurst, herself an artist and trained architect, together with Marthe’s youngest grandson, Jacob.
A high-end range of digitally printed wallpaper has also recently been introduced, carefully made using the latest technology to retain the subtle tonality expressed in the hand-printed papers.
Founded by Simon and Angie Lewin, St. Jude’s collaborates with an eclectic range of artists to create and print unique fabrics, cushion covers and wallpapers. They started with the simple aim of producing two of Angie’s designs and taking it from there. Since then St Jude’s has become a small but thriving business.
Simon and Angie have had the pleasure of collaborating with a number of artists, makers and printers they admire. These artists are given control over important aspects of the process, such as choosing colourways. And St. Jude's always provides the artists with a proper credit for their work.
St. Jude’s has been named winners in the Elle Decoration British Design Awards.