Decadent and ornamental, the Mariinsky Damask Collection by Cole and Son is one of their most traditional and elegant collection. It is an exciting and original interpretation of some of their most historical wallpaper designs. There is an indulgent and luxurious feel to these wallpapers and Cole and Son describe them as celebrating ‘the drama and occasion of theatre, opera and ballet.’ Many of the wallpapers in this collection are inspired by the world of visual arts and named with them in mind.
The Mariinsky Damask Collection is named after the world famous Mariinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg. Known for its role in the rich history of ballet and opera, it is the perfect name for a collection which celebrates these same art forms. The whole collection is a celebration of some of the celebrated stars of the stage and theatre. There are recognisable and familiar Cole and Son classics reimagined for the collection too. Ornamental and beautifully rich in colour and texture, each Mariinsky Damask wallpaper has a natural elegance about it.
Cole and Son has been creating exceptional design since 1875. From block printing to screen printing and the creation of beautiful wallpaper they are a company which has endured the centuries for good reason. They have developed and incorporated new printing techniques and design methods to ensure they remain current. They also draw on their own heritage to create wallpapers which amaze and captivate. With a huge and significant archive of over 1800 wooden printing blocks and 350 screen print designs, Cole and Son has a lot of inspiration to drawn on. The Mariinsky Damask Collection takes the finest examples of their archive and gives them a new purpose and original and exciting reinterpretation in this sumptuous collection.
There are many beautiful designs within the Mariinsky Damask Collection. The Balabina Wallpaper is named after Russian ballerina Feya Balabina of the Kirov Ballet. It incorporates an archive block print which has been reworked to incorporate an attractively drawn hoopoe bird. The Bellini Wallpaper is another Cole and Son print design from their archives, in a choice of gentle, simple colourings. There is also Antique Mirror, a wallpaper that Cole and Son appreciators will know well. Its metallic appearance is back in a choice of three mineral tones.
The sheer size of the Cole and Son archive allows them to release beautiful new wallpaper collections on a regular basis. The Mariinsky Damask Collection is one of the most dramatic, luxurious and true to the classic styles of historical design. The wallpapers are available in a choice of different colourways so they can be enjoyed in many different styles of home. The intricate and ornamental style of the patterns make it easy for them to become a feature of your home and provide a perfect backdrop for luxurious soft furnishings and beautiful furniture. Beautiful damask patterns have been placed in the spotlight in this stylish Cole and Son range.