Cole & Son unveil The Contemporary Collection

PRODUCT RELEASE | 01 AUGUST 2019

We're pleased to unveil the much anticipated The Contemporary Collection Fabrics from Cole & Sonwhich we launch alongside The Contemporary Collection Wallpapers, a compilation of bestsellers in one master portfolio.

For the first time in their 144-year history, Cole & Son presents The Contemporary Collection Fabrics, a beautifully curated collection of enduring design icons from Cole & Son's vast portfolio are now available in a range of eye-catching fabrics.

Modern classics such as the strikingly understated Woods, the lusciously leafed Palm Jungle and the toile de jouy menagerie Versailles Grand, feature on a range of beautiful cloths; light and heavyweight linens, crisp cotton and luscious velvet sit alongside silk embroidery and striking jacquards suitable for a range of decorating needs.

The Contemporary Collection Wallpapers launches in conjunction with the debut fabric range, further epitomising Cole & Son’s unique design philosophy – combining colour and pattern in signature style. A set of timeless, contemporary designs and palettes set to inspire the imagination for years to come.

The combined collection is designed in colour stories, enhancing the ease with which to coordinate fabrics and wallpapers and use contrasting colour palettes for a unique, personalised interior style.

As a result, the Cole & Son colour bank descriptions suggest potential palettes and colour pairing can enhance consumer confidence and ease of use.

On the exciting unveiling of The Cole & Son Compendium, Cole & Son Managing Director Marie Karlsson, says:
 

The question: ‘What is key to design longevity?’ is one we ask ourselves constantly here at the design house of Cole & Son. The answer to which being of great importance – underpinning our design ethos as we strive to bring you, our customers, innovative, intelligent, timeless design.

For us, a design achieves longevity when it exists ‘beyond the realms of time’. Superior design is neither frivolous, nor merely fashionable, yet that does not mean it lacks a sense of fun or distinct identity. It must be ‘of the moment’ to make its presence felt, but it cannot be just ‘for the moment’. It must exist above style and beyond fashion, yet, dichotomously it must be culturally aware and fashion-conscious. Good design may well help define an era, but to achieve longevity it must have the strength to transcend the time of its origin. Delving into the Cole & Son archive uncovers just that – a plethora of designs which have stood the test of time and remain as charming and captivating as the day they were created. It is these design stalwarts which we celebrate in our latest offerings: The Contemporary Collection Wallpapers and the complementary The Contemporary Collection Fabrics, which bring together the enduring style icons of our past in two master portfolios to form the foundation of our design future.

Because we love telling authentic stories and presenting our audience with something unique, we have defined and created: The Cole & Son Compendium.

The Compendium offers a new visual platform for us and contains:

1. The Contemporary Collection Wallpapers;   
2. The Contemporary Collection Fabrics; together with
3. Icons Wallpapers

Together, these collections present the very best of our contemporary design emblems in a range of traditional and seasonal colour palettes.
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View The Contemporary Collection from Cole & Son at your local Radford showroom, call 1300 692 393 or find your nearest retail stockist.