Collections

Gainsborough’s collections span signature designs, perfect corresponding geometrics and one-off wonders.

With one main collection and at least one capsule carefully curated and launched every year, Gainsborough’s offering of supported collections – kept in stock in all colourways, to order in quantities from one metre upwards – is growing constantly.

Past collections from every decade of the past 115 years make up much of Gainsborough’s archive, all of which can still be woven to minimum orders of 20 metres.

Grand Masters

Presenting the ‘best of’ Gainsborough’s previous stock collections, Grand Masters grants access to a plethora of fabrics covering a host of historical styles and periods.

Impervious to the passing of time, this collection allows our clients to purchase fabrics they know and love by the metre.

Expertly crafted in our Dyehouse and Weaving Shed in Sudbury, Suffolk, Grand Masters is Gainsborough’s tribute to the designers from generations past and the master weavers of old.

Saluté

A collection of seven archival designs in 25 contemporary, usable colourways, Saluté reveals Gainsborough at its most sumptuous and beautiful.

Built around the eponymous Saluté design, which graced the walls of the First Class Dining Saloon on RMS Titanic, the collection takes its lead from an era when beauty and design were pursued for their own sakes.

Gainsborough has championed fine design and the highest quality manufacturing for over 115 years; Saluté is our homage to timeless craftsmanship.

Renaissance - The Grand Tour

Developed in collaboration with artist and designer Karen Beauchamp, and subtitled The Grand Tour, Renaissance pays homage to Warner’s European travels and the eclectic riches found in the archive he started, which Karen excavated to showcase the best of Gainsborough, the artisanal skills of its craftspeople and the unique finishes possible on our older shuttle looms.

The collection nods to Gainsborough’s past but with a clear eye on the future, infusing signature patterns with a dramatic sense of scale and a compelling contemporary colour palette to create pieces that are completely right for now.

Contours

The development of contemporary designs has always been as much a part of Gainsborough as the weaving of historic motifs, and the company’s story is largely one of 20th, and now 21st, Century design.

This crossover collection highlights some of the designs that speak to the era in which they were born, from the turn-of-the-century calendered Moiré to the Art Deco style of the geometric Key, but now presented in an on-trend colour palette.

Collection Coordinates

Stripes & Checks

Carolyn & Abigail

With Abby expecting her third baby and Carolyn expecting her ninth Grandchild, the duo was spurred into action by the lack of beautiful nursery fabrics available to Carolyn Parker clients and to all mothers and grandparents searching for something extra special. After many enjoyable meetings with the Gainsborough team, and countless hours in the Gainsborough archive, The Bunny Gets It was born.

We hope you enjoy this collection as much as we enjoyed creating it!

Criterion I

The Criterion collections mark a significant departure for Gainsborough, offering the best of all worlds: the beauty and integrity of Gainsborough designs in a versatile range of fabrics, at price points that allow designers and specifiers to bring our stunning designs for drapery and upholstery to their entire schemes.

Criterion I is a collection of six much-loved archive designs, all 100% inherently flame-retardant (IFR), in 9 colourways apiece.

The Criterion collections are distinct from anything else on the market and reflect Gainsborough’s heritage as a designer-maker. Bespoke IFR fabrics are also available in runs as short as 120m.

Criterion II

The Criterion collections mark a significant departure for Gainsborough, offering the best of all worlds: the beauty and integrity of Gainsborough designs in a versatile range of fabrics, at price points that allow designers and specifiers to bring our stunning designs for drapery and upholstery to their entire schemes.

Criterion II is an upholstery-grade collection (predominantly 40,000+ rubs) also IFR, bringing together three 1950s-inspired designs, each presented in 9 colourways, alongside the three designs (in 3 colourways each) developed initially for the Sir John Soane’s Collection in 2017.

The Criterion collections are distinct from anything else on the market and reflect Gainsborough’s heritage as a designer-maker. Bespoke IFR fabrics are also available in runs as short as 120m.

Criterion III

The Criterion collections mark a significant departure for Gainsborough, offering the best of all worlds: the beauty and integrity of Gainsborough designs in a versatile range of fabrics, at price points that allow designers and specifiers to bring our stunning designs for drapery and upholstery to their entire schemes.

Criterion III is a further upholstery collection (40,000+ rubs) of 20 stunning stripes, incorporating noble yarns for a more luxurious feel with an optional FR coating.

The Criterion collections are distinct from anything else on the market and reflect Gainsborough’s heritage as a designer-maker. Bespoke IFR fabrics are also available in runs as short as 120m.