Launched in 1985, Bennison Fabrics is the brainchild of Gilly Newbury, who once worked as the textiles assistant to the esteemed interior designer and antiques dealer Geoffrey Bennison.
‘Geoffrey had a huge collection of textile designs based on original French and English fabrics from the 18th and 19th centuries and I was looking for a way to extend them. I gradually added designs from the same period, and we now launch between six and eight patterns a year,’ she says.
Although Bennison is famed for beautiful, muted florals, the company also caters for those with more contemporary tastes. ‘We’ve up-scaled a couple of designs and recoloured in bright tones, such as shocking pinks and tangerines,’ says Gilly. All designs are overseen by Alex McIntyre – who also used to work with Geoffrey – and production is based near London. ‘We’re incredibly proud that we’re still making in the UK and wouldn’t ever consider moving elsewhere’.
Bennison takes the papered wall to greater heights with the launch of theit first collection of specialist wall coverings. These exquisite wallpapers are hand-printed by the silkscreen printers they employ for they fabric. The designs are printed on a wonderful paper that is like Japanese hand made paper which takes colour beautifully.
Each design is taken from an existing Bennison fabric and is printed and sold by the yard/meter, full width.
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