Gainsborough’s range of beautiful, hand-block printed wallpapers have been inspired by never-before-seen archive designs that highlight an array of historical influences. Formed of five distinct patterns, the collection has been traditionally block-printed in the UK, using techniques that date back to the seventeenth century.
Gainsborough’s in-house team of designers worked meticulously with block print experts to create carefully reconstructed versions of these outstanding archive designs. Each pattern section and colour required an individual block print to be carved. For more complex designs such as the Lace Brocade design, which includes the use of ten different colours, two printing blocks were used per colour. On completion of a single roll this pattern would have passed through the printer’s hands over twenty times!
It’s this handcrafted nature that ensures each roll of wallpaper exudes quality and a stand-out depth of colour. The natural matt finish of the paper also retains the raised texture of the print.
Discover the collection designs and colourway options below and online at gainsborough.co.uk