Sanderson was founded in 1860 by its namesake Arthur Sanderson, and began in Chiswick with a wallpaper factory. This was during the Victorian era which was a boom time for wallpaper in Britain. The company benefited from that demand but unfortunately suffered the loss of their director in 1870, only three years after launching.
Arthur's sons were left in charge and under their leadership the company grew in size. They became known for their hand-drawn designs that celebrated the British countryside. Their success saw staff increase from 40 to 300 and from one printing press to eight.
In 1902 an extension was built on the Chiswick factory designed by renowned Arts and Crafts architect, CFA Voysey. Their achievements continued and in 1924 they received the Royal Warrant as Purveyors of Wallpapers to King George V.
Unfortunately in 1928 tragedy struck again with a devastating fire. The Voysey extension, however, is still standing and is now a landmark of the area.
Production instead moved to a new factory in Perivale which continued to produce wallpaper until the seventies. In the meantime, Sanderson began creating floral furnishing fabrics. These types of materials continues to be the hallmark of the brand today.
To celebrate the 100th anniversary they launched their first collection of complementing Sanderson wallpaper and fabric. These were created in tandem with an extension to their Uxbridge factory and the launch of a showroom.
Sanderson has established itself as one of the best known brands for both wallpaper and fabric. Their recognisable style continues to re-imagine the British countryside with a focus on floral motifs.
Their reputation has led to some wonderful collaborations in recent years which have further elevated their designs. Acclaimed lines included them teaming up with the likes of Bloomsbury and Emma Bridgewater.
The year 2020 also sees the brand celebrate their 160th anniversary as they continue to create stunning designs. Additionally, they released a new collection with the National Trust. It's the ideal partnership to mark this occasion and celebrate their shared passions.
From sustainable, traceable sources, the Arboretum collection introduce an impressive choice of statement fabrics and wallpapers that celebrate the beauty of the English countryside, in six enticing colour stories.
A beautiful range of six smaller scale fabrics that can be used to create a harmonious look in any style of home. Coloured to sit alongside the Arboretum collection as an array of usable and versatile decorating solutions.
Taking their influence from the botanical these stunning wallpaper and fabric designs are exquistely detailed. Tropical tones sit alongside softer shades showcasing the undeniable beauty of the original plants and flowers
These wallpaper and fabric designs celebrate the history of the silk road. The historic trading route brought materials and patterns across the world, spreading and celebrating exotic flair.
Preservation of natural and cultural heritage is at the heart of the National Trust. Thanks to their efforts, architecture, interiors and land have been saved and now celebrated in this wonderful range.
Stimulating patterns in pastel colours strike the perfect balance in these children's collections. Alphabets, polka dots, and zoo animals are seen alongside fairylands, pirate treasure maps, and hot air balloons.
Placid scenes inspired by the coast create the gentle imagery of these collections. The sketches and watercolours in blue and brown tones evoke memories of sweet sunsets and autumnal evenings spent by the sea.
Inspired by kitchen gardens, allotments and country farmers' markets these light and lovely patterns bring the outside into homes. Bird prints, flowers, and busy gardens in block colours add delightful imagery to interiors.
Large impressionist prints grant rich colour and pattern to interiors. Lilac, indigo, and coral pink florals can then be balanced with exquisite embroidery and demure damask designs.
A restful room in denim blue and natural linens and cheerful wallpaper, we have shopped everything you need to recreate this modern living room in your home.
Combining traditional design with modern living, this scheme strikes the ideal balance between both. Let us help you to create this beautiful country scheme yourself.