Cole & Son Wallpaper
Cole & Son has a fascinating history. Founded in 1875 by John Perry, son of a Cambridgeshire vicar, the company – then called John Perry Ltd was originally situated in a wallpaper mill in Islington, North London, an area famous for the 200 hand block printing companies working there in the 18th and 19th centuries. Today Cole’s factory is in Haringey, just a few miles further north of the original site, while the showroom is in the Design Centre Chelsea Harbour.
The company retains the same original spirit in the 21st century with skilled craftsmen, combining traditional processes invented by John Perry on some of the original machinery with the latest modern technology.