About Us

Art, design, and making define the house of Christopher Farr Cloth, which was created by Michal Silver with partners Christopher Farr and Matthew Bourne. Since its inception in 2000, Cloth’s creative direction has been underpinned by a commitment to the finest materials, traditional craftsmanship, and innovative collaborations with renowned artists and designers around the world.

Today, the collection encompasses fabrics, wallcoverings and passementeries, reflecting a passion for time-honoured textile production processes and an intellectual yet playful approach to design and experimentation.

Cloth’s palette of instantly recognisable hues acts as a unifier that draws together the creativity of an array of artists and designers, from historical to contemporary. The collection’s unique designs are born out of ongoing conversations and exchanges of ideas with designers, as well as inspiration drawn from past archival work by 20th-century artists.

The collection is produced by a very selective group of craftsmen. All designs are hand- and screen-printed at a family-owned printer in the U.K. The woven textiles are produced in European artisanal mills, exploring new weave structures and innovative yarn spinning.

What services do you provide?

Textiles and Wallpapers

How would you describe your style?

"Christopher Farr Cloth’s instantly recognisable palette is the unifying factor that draws together the creativity of a varied selection of artists and designers, both historical and contemporary. The stories that surround our unique designs enrich the products but do not define them. Archival collections, originally created for a different era, are revived anew in fresh colours and can be paired with contemporary patterns and textures as one desires. The studio team have an intellectual yet playful approach to design and a continued passion for time-honoured screenprinting processes and artisan weaving."

Please describe a recently completed project or tell us about the bespoke service that you offer

"Creativity, making and innovation have driven the brand of Christopher Farr Cloth for the past 20 years. The brand has developed close relationships with like-minded makers and designers around the globe to inspire and develop our textiles and wallcovering collections. 

The combination of craftsmanship with the talent of renowned designers and close attention to detail has created the opportunity to keep evolving our collections. This tradition continues with our custom service, offering ever-expanding possibilities. We thrive on creative conversations and love to be challenged. This combined with our intimate knowledge of colour and printing allows us to tackle almost any custom project. Adapting a design allows you to add a unique and memorable element to your project and ensures each fabric in your scheme is working in harmony to create a breath-taking interior. 

Our bespoke capabilities are not limited to our own collection of patterns. We have an archive of designs that can be explored to meet ant given brief. We can work from your own artwork or inspiration images; whether you are looking to create a bespoke stripe, plaid, floral or geometric pattern, we can find a way to bring your vision to life.  There are no minimums for our custom prints for residential projects. Pricing depends on the quantity required and the number of colours within your chosen pattern. Minimums do apply for high spec contract projects where heavy durability is required. Lead times for custom projects vary but we aim to achieve your designed schedule where possible. Printed strike-off samples can be produced within 2-4 weeks. Production lead times are time-sensitive and flexible, ranging between 4-12 weeks based on design, quantity, and application.

For further information, please contact us at cloth@christopherfarrcloth.com"

Header and image 1-5: Christopher Horwood; Image 6-8: Michael Sinclair.