About Us

The Design Archives is the brainchild of Sharon Crowson whose family business, Crowson Fabrics, established in 1978, became one of the world’s leading producers, designers and suppliers of home furnishings. Sharon has taken on the huge archive of designs collected by her father and has created four themed collections bringing to life some of the archive’s most beautiful designs. Printed on quality base cloths - linen, velvet and cotton sateen all fabrics are developed and produced in the UK.

What services do you provide?

Curtains & Soft Furnishings, Home Accessories, Textiles, Wallpaper

How would you describe your style?

"The Design Archives is all about pattern, colour and texture. Working from the archive we are creating designs that have a classic heritage but giving them a contemporary twist with bold colouring and scale. This autumn we are delighted to introduce the new Shala Collection, three interesting and vibrant new fabric choices for our customers."

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

Seeing fabric on walls is something that Sharon originally encountered as a child visiting a house in France, where she was entranced with the idea and the memory stayed on - the result being her bespoke paper-backed fabric wallcovering service. Re-energising this product with traditional battening, it offers very effective and decorative noise insulation for commercial and residential space. The company is also launching its own wide width wallpaper collection based on the fabric collections in early 2021.

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