Bennison Fabrics

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.

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‘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.

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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’.

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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.

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Each design is taken from an existing Bennison fabric and is printed and sold by the yard/meter, full width.

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for more please visit www.bennisonfabrics.com

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