Here at Sue Whimster we’re pleased to announce that we are now an Elite member of GP & J Baker, the heritage British fabric supplier that ought to be in every interior designer’s little black book.
Established by two brothers in 1884 and holder of the Royal Warrant since 1982, GP & J Baker is renowned worldwide as an innovator in fabric design, wallcoverings and trimmings. As an elite member, we now hold GP & J Baker’s complete fabric book collection for 2016 and can offer its full range of beautiful fabrics direct to our clients – make an appointment to visit us and view them here in our South East London workroom.
The current collection includes modern interpretations of designs from GP & J Baker’s famed archive alongside beautiful signature prints, weaves and embroideries, with offerings to suit décor from traditional to contemporary.
Based in London’s Design Centre Chelsea Harbour, GP & J Baker’s extensive flagship showroom showcases the company’s own lines alongside those from the world’s leading fabric brands, including Kravet, Lee Jofa and Brunschwig & Fils, as well as luxury fabrics, wallpapers and accessories produced under licence with Mulberry Home.
Below, we’ve put together an introduction to GP & J Baker’s brand portfolio. From the long-established stalwarts of fabric to fresh new diffusion brands, there’s something to suit any aesthetic. If you’d like to view our new GP & J Baker books or discuss an upcoming project, please call us on 0208 293 07370208 293 0737 or fill in our contact form and we’ll be glad to help.
Established in 1918, New York state-based Kravet is a fifth-generation family business distributing innovative and beautifully crafted fabrics, wallcoverings and furnishings. From its origins as a small fabric house, Kravet has since grown to become a leading supplier to the global interior design trade, with exclusive brands and famous designers such as Diane von Furstenberg, Oscar de la Renta, Kate Spade and Jonathan Adler proudly in its portfolio.
Following the success of its namesake fashion brand, Mulberry Home was launched in 1991 to offer an eclectic range of fabrics and wallpapers. The British brand combines inspiration from its English heritage with a modern touch, introducing new ideas and colours through seasonal themes – but always with a nod to its traditional roots.
Brunschwig & Fils
Founded in 1891 by Achille Brunschwig, Brunschwig & Fils is the brand of choice for designers after traditional Gallic appeal. The company’s beautiful fabrics, furnishings and wallcoverings are particularly suited to grand schemes – as evidenced by their use in some of the world’s most iconic residences, from the Palace of Versailles to the White House.
As GP & J Baker’s diffusion line, Baker Lifestyle offers an accessible interpretation of its main collection with fresh, pretty fabrics and wallpapers in a range of adaptable shades. Its witty, whimsical prints and relaxed, informal weaves on soft linens and crisp cottons are designed to layer effortlessly together for casual yet elegant living spaces.
Threads at GP & J Baker
Designers seeking a contemporary yet sophisticated approach will find Thread’s refined range of fabrics a valued resource. From beautiful silks to sumptuous chenilles and elegant wools, the brand develops original weaves and specially commissioned fabrics, offering designers a unique and finely crafted collection to enhance interior schemes.
With humble roots of an Englishman, George Johnson, supplying rope and rigging to New York’s clipper ships in the early 19th century, Lee Jofa is the current incarnation of the partnership Johnson and Faulkner and now produces some the world’s most luxurious fabrics. Its decorative fabric line includes many famous designs from its archive, while its contemporary arm, Groundworks, offers innovative weaves, textures and prints.