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.

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, the company is working on a number of projects which offers not only a colourful textured effect (using any of The Design Archive designs) but also absorption of noise which is ideal for restaurants, hotels as well as private homes.

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