Bold and vibrant, the New Contemporary II Collection is a second range based on some of Cole and Son’s most beautiful designs. The original New Contemporary Collection was so well received that a second collection had to follow it up and in this range there is diverse choice of beautifully designed papers. The prints are taken from the Cole and Son archives and brought back for a new generation of homes to enjoy some truly classic yet timeless designs.
The vivid collection features designs created in the 1950s by Cole and Son’s talented designers. Many of the designs epitomise the exciting post-war period and incorporate bright, sophisticated colours and the use of interesting design techniques. Their processes and techniques include the use of foils and in many instances, New Contemporary II Collection wallpapers are ideal for feature walls and bold centrepieces in the home.
Cole and Son has been a pioneering force in the wallpaper and design industry for centuries. The company was first founded in the 19th century and began life in block printing. They moved with the times and often ahead of the times, with the development of new and unique printing methods. The Cole and Son archive is one of the most extensive available. There are over 1800 block prints and over 350 screen print designs within the archive and this in addition to complete wallpapers, rolls and designs. The New Contemporary II Collection draws specifically on the 1950s designs in the archive.
There are a wide range of original and stylish papers in the New Contemporary II Collection and they can be enjoyed in new homes as they were in those of the stylish homes of the 1950s. The collection includes designs such as Fioretti, an Italianate wallpaper designed in 1965 by Yvette Morgan. Bold and graphic, it is a wonderful and versatile choice for the home. Another stylish choice in the collection is Mimosa, an exuberant floral design which revels in a range of charming colourways. The collection also includes later designs from the archive including Alpana, which was designed by S.K. Data in 1971. It has an Aztec feel and an unusual repeat width which makes it particularly captivating and an unusual choice for any room in the home.
Many of Cole and Son’s most iconic prints are back in this charming collection. The designs utilise classic and innovative printing and manufacturing processes. Everything from incorporating foils into the design to machine printing is used in a way which shows off the colour, style and pattern of each wallpaper design. Many of the wallpapers are available in their original colourways and it is exciting to discover that many on trend and stylish colourways of the 1950s still work fantastically in the modern home. One of the best things about Cole and Son Collections is that each design is usually available in a range of different colourways and so you can enjoy the pattern you love in a colour which suits your interior.