The V&A Collection by Graham & Brown is a rich, striking and bold collection of wallpapers inspired by the museum's archival designs.
Working with the Victoria and Albert Museum - the world's leading museum of art and design - Graham & Brown have put together a rich, striking and bold collection of wallpaper prints inspired by designs from the UK's national collection.
These wallpaper patterns, drawn from material dating from the early 19th century to the 1950s, represent the vast and varied collections of decorative art and design at the museum. The V&A wallpapers are careful and respectful interpretations of the original archive documents, adapted in scale and refined in detail to bring them up to date.
The collection includes Chinoiserie - A trailing duck egg Chinoiserie peony design reproduced from a fragment of hand-painted wallpaper from Canton, China, 1800-25; Enara - A 1950s woven textile by Karin Williger (1919-2008) for Edinburgh Weavers translated into a charming wall covering; Folly - An architectural gray design composed of perpendicular Gothic arches and turrets, faithfully reproducing a wall covering from the 1830's-40s; Trellis - A traditional pattern in complementary shades, reproduced from a 19th century wallpaper pattern book sample, designed by Owen Jones (1809-74) and produced by John Trumble; and Voysey - A linear design on a contrasting ground, the original wallpaper design is by celebrated Arts & Crafts designer C.F.A . Voysey (1857-1941).
About the manufacturer: Started by two British friends, Harold Graham and Henry Brown in 1946, the Graham & Brown wallpaper company was launched after World War II when there was a severe shortage of paper following the War. Henry and Harold cleverly procured a large supply of surplus metallic paper, an eight-colour surface printer and a new embossing machine, with which the two men began a wallpaper revolution. Today the company has expanded into the United States, France, Holland, Russia, Canada, and China and has an international reputation as a leading design house and manufacturer of high quality wallpaper.