Cole & Son
Cole & Son was founded in 1873 by John Perry, a vicar’s son from Cambridgeshire. Originally named after its founder, the John Perry situated in a wallpaper mill in North London, an area famous for the hundreds of hand block printing companies based there in the 18th and 19th centuries. Today, Cole & Son’s factory is in Haringey, just a few miles north of the original site. Cole & Son values the history of design, manufacture and production and holds an archive consisting 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 White House. Shop our edit of fabulous wallpapers here.