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Historic Royal Palaces reveals wallpaper range with Cole & Son

New wallpaper collection for 2021 is entitled Great Masters and includes 17 designs.

Historic Royal Palaces has partnered with Cole & Son for the launch of a new wallpaper collection entitled Great Masters in 2021.

Paying homage to the master artisans, craftsmen and celebrated monarchs who shaped the six iconic royal residences now cared for by Historic Royal Palaces, Great Masters heralds more than 1,000 years of British heritage.

The design house of Cole & Son took inspiration for each of the collection’s 17 designs from the architecture, interiors, collections and gardens of the Historic Royal Palaces sites. These include Hampton Court Palace with its unique mix of Tudor and baroque style, Kensington Palace with its decorative Victorian charm and the imposing Tower of London, filled with intriguing tales of London’s medieval history.

The launch marks Cole & Son’s second collection with Historic Royal Palaces, with the licensee also embarking on an impactful marketing campaign to support the collection.

“Great Masters is a stunning wallpaper collection that has really embraced the scope of inspiration the palaces have to offer,” commented Jenny Smyth, licensing manager at Historic Royal Palaces. “They enable consumers to bring the magnificence of these buildings and the craftsmen that created them into their own homes.

“Never has the support of our licensees and their customers been more important in giving the palaces a future as bright as their past, and the purchase of these wallpapers makes a vital contribution towards enabling them to stir the spirits of many generations to come.”

Marie Karlsson, md at Cole & Son, added: “Our second collaboration with Historic Royal Palaces is so important to us as it really captures our brand values of ‘Living Art & Living History’.

“The inspiration we found within the palaces and their grounds was unparalleled; Great Masters is our largest collection to date with 17 designs including the masterpiece Verdure Tapestry which was entirely hand-drawn and hand-painted to scale, creating a vast verdant scene which encapsulates the whole collection. We decided to not only produce this in a traditional Cole & Son way as a non-woven paper, but also as a 100% pure silk wallcovering – a luxurious first for our Design House.”

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