Cole & Son was founded in 1873 by John Perry, a vicar’s son from Cambridgeshire. It was originally situated in a wallpaper mill in North London. In the 18th and 19th centuries, Islington was an area famous for the hundreds of hand block printing companies based there. Today, Cole & Son’s factory is in Haringey, just a few miles north of the original site. Following Mr Perry’s death in 1941, the company became Cole & Hill and later, Cole & Son Ltd. Cole & Son has provided wallpapers for many historic houses, including Buckingham Palace and the White House.
There is an abundance of choice in the countless collections that Cole and Son have to offer – plain wallpapers, some with stripes, others with floral designs. Traditional designs, classically elegant are at one end of the scale, contemporary at the other; pretty pastel shades or bold, large-scale patterns. Material such as metal, timber, marble and concrete provide the inspiration for oner collection and geometrics for others. If you are fortunate enough you could purchase one of Cole and Son's rare and limited editions.