The Pearwood Collection celebrates Cole & Son’s rich design history, paying homage to its extensive block print archive and the print techniques pioneered by the design house throughout its vibrant history. Taking its name from the fruit wood blocks originally used by Cole & Son founder, John Perry, pearwood was selected for its relative hardness, which allowed for cutting even the finest detail, yet possessing a durability that would allow for longevity of the blocks.
“As custodians of one of the largest block print collections in Europe, it was important for the Design Studio to create prints faithful to Cole & Son’s artistic heritage, whilst reinvigorating designs from the house’s extensive archives” – Carley Bean, Design Director, Cole & Son.
The collection celebrates the time-honoured craftsmanship of a bygone era with contemporary colour palettes and modern design steeped in tradition to create something uniquely Cole & Son. The result – a beautiful and inspiring chronicle of timeless design