Cole & Son embrace romanticism in its Albemarle collection

Aldwych – An updated rococo style design from the archives, named after the famous London crescent and theatre.

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.

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“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.

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