The Ardmore Collection for Cole & Sons
Our Kravet | Lee Jofa sales rep visited the office this week to present the spring line and we are in love with the new Ardmore Collection for Cole & Sons wallcovering. So much so, that we just had to share it on the blog today!
We hadn’t heard of Ardmore Ceramics prior to the presentation. We learned that it was established in 1985 by Fée Halstead on Ardmore Farm in the foothills of the Drakensberg Mountains of KwaZulu-Natal. Ardmore pieces are created by hand with the greatest care and attention to detail. Each piece is masterfully designed by local artists, trained specifically in the craft of sculpture or painting. The pieces are then created by a pair of artists, which, we think, makes them even more special.
When you see the pieces, you can understand why Cole & Sons was inspired to create a collection inspired by their work.
We think Cole & Sons did an incredible job capturing the patterning, detail, and coloration when they translated the pieces to their gorgeous papers. You really must see them in person to appreciate how lovely they are. Some even have a painterly effect, created by applying the color to the paper in layers, much like the artists would on the ceramics.
The collection includes small-scale patterns and boarders (Yes, wallpaper boarders, and they’re incredible) to coordinate with the statement patterns.
The patterns are offered in a range of colorways, from monochromatic to vivid multicolor, giving each pattern many different looks. For example, look how different ‘Savuti’ looks in greyscale compared to the brighter version.
We love them equally! To see all the full collection, check out the Cole & Sons website. We’re sure you’ll be inspired too!