Warner Textile Archive Fabric Collection with Claremont Furnishing Fabrics

Warner Textile Archive Trading Limited, the Archive’s commercial arm, is celebrating the launch of their first textile range at the London showroom of Claremont Furnishing Fabrics on 23rd February 2016. This will be followed by launches in Claremont’s American showrooms: New York in March, and Los Angeles in April.

Working closely in collaboration with the director of Claremont, Adam Sykes, the Archive has carefully selected twelve designs that reflect the diversity and quality of their collection. This has provided the Warner Textile Archive with an exciting opportunity to return to its roots in high end textile production, whilst responding to the requirements of Claremont’s prestigious interior design clients. Adam Sykes has noted that ‘this collaboration has been an absolute joy, which I hope is reflected in the textiles we’re launching.’

To ensure the finest quality of production, all designs were printed by the established French mill, Tissus d’Avesnieres, a holder of the French Enterprise du Patrimoine Vivant (Living Heritage Company). The range demanded a variety of techniques, each of which required the specific traditional dyeing, printing and glazing skills that are maintained by this historic company.

Proceeds from sales contribute to the continued conservation of this historic collection.

Details of the full collection can be found below.

Celia

A delightful hand block printed linen from 1929, Celia has now been beautifully reprinted in the original colours and two complementary fresh colourways.

Details: printed linen with strong glaze finish

Colourways: 3
Blue, Barley and Bone

Coral

Taken from an original hand printed chintz, dating from the 1870s, this stylish design has been recoloured on a beautiful glazed Egyptian cotton percale.

Details: printed Egyptian cotton percale with glaze finish

Colourways: 8
Chocolate, Crimson, Sulphur, Limestone, Petrol, Grey Blue, Taupe and Dark Red

EleanorEleanor

This rich and exquisite floral chintz dates from the 1860’s and has been lovingly reprinted using the traditional hand screen-printing method in the original document colours.

Details: hand screen-printed Egyptian cotton percale with tint and glaze

Colourways: 1
Original

FloraFlora

This delicate pattern dates from the 1870s and was created using a highly skilled discharge printing method

Details: printed Egyptian cotton percale with glaze

Colourways: 7
Spinach, Midnight, Grey, Pale Blue, Slate, Raspberry and Chocolate

Joanna PalmJoanna Palm

Fresh colours enhance this bold design from the 1870s which evokes the Victorian fascination with this exuberant plant.

Details: printed Egyptian cotton percale

Colourways: 5
Raspberry, Rust, Teal, Moss and Original

 

Kate Stripe

Keeping the feel of the original hand block printed linen from 1929, this linen stripe is reminiscent of that vibrant period in design history.

Details: printed linen with a tumble finish

Colourways: 7
Sky / Ocean / Celadon
Mustard / Blue / Grey
Cream / Grey / Taupe
Lime / Brown / Petrol
Sand / Taupe / Beige
Blue / Black / Red
Dove / Black / Grey

KimKim

This pretty hand printed linen dates from the early 1930s and was later reproduced as part of the WWII Utility range.

Details: printed linen with a tumble finish

Colourways: 3
Blue, Green and Brown

Laura ToileLaura Toile

Showing the flexibility of the Warner Toile design, Laura Toile is a delicate interpretation of the pattern, created by inverting the colours.

Details: printed linen with glaze

Colourways: 6
Indigo, Oat, Brick, Green, Dove and Thyme                                                           

LeafLeaf

This graceful hand blocked design from the 1930s has been carefully reprinted on linen to maintain the natural patina of the original cloth.

Details: printed linen

Colourways: 1
Green 

NathalieNathalie

Our bright and stylish all-over pattern derives from a hand printed cotton chintz dress fabric dating from the 1840s.

Details: printed Egyptian cotton percale with glaze

Colourways: 8
Ocean, Grey Blue, Turquoise, Red, Caramel, Olive Green, Lime and Soil

Tree of LifeTree of Life

A striking and sophisticated large scale hand blocked linen, printed by Warner & Sons in 1939. This design has been carefully reprinted in the original colours.

Details: printed linen, tinted with tumble finish

Colourways: 1
Original

 

Warner ToileWarner Toile

An English design originating from the 17th century and hand-block printed by Warner & Sons during the 1920s, our toile is printed on linen and finished with a strong glaze.

Details: printed linen with glaze

Colourways: 6
Brick, Dove, Green, Indigo, Oat and Thyme