The Cole & Son Bespoke Service offers an opportunity to create a personal and unique wallpaper. Suitable for those who wish to have their favourite current design in a particular colour or those who want to delve into the formidable Cole & Son archive to commission a reproduction of an historic design. Depending on design style and complexity Cole & Son offers a breadth of printing techniques, employing methods relevant to each design.
The most artisanal of all our bespoke services, block printing is completed by hand, layering individual blocks to form a final design. This traditional hand printed process is especially suitable for more exclusive papers. Cole & Son maintains the most significant collection of hand carved wooden blocks in Britain with designs dating back to the early 1700s.
Today, the Cole & Son archive consists of approximately 1,800 block print designs, 350 screen print designs and a huge quantity of original drawings and wallpapers, representing all the styles from the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries. Amongst these are some of the most important historic wallpaper designs in the world. Cole & Son has provided wallpapers for many historic houses including Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament.
Cole & Son continues to produce innovative and beautiful designs; our current collections reflect our long and distinguished history as well as our continuing passion for new and exciting wallpapers.