One of the most famous Wallpaper brands in the market, Cole & Son was founded in 1875.
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. Cole & Son has provided wallpapers for many historic houses including Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament.
Their magnificent archive is on occasion the source of new designs within our collections. Designs are carefully selected, adapted and coloured by our designers and printed by craftsmen to produce wallpapers faithful to the character of the original document, yet contemporary in feel.
Cole & Son continues to produce innovative and beautiful designs; and these designs are on display in Porter’s stores, including the new Ardmore Collection. Ardmore is a charming and stylish new range of wallpapers and borders in collaboration with Ardmore Ceramic Art, celebrating African traditions and culture.
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