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Poole, Dorset, while the V&A mu­seum houses around 500 pieces that George Per­ci­val do­nated be­fore his death in 1951. ‘ We re­fer to the ar­chive con­stantly to in­spire our de­signs,’ ex­plains Grafton. ‘ When re­search­ing for col­lec­tions, the team of­ten find that pieces in the ar­chive fit cur­rent colour and de­sign trends. We take a fab­ric pat­tern, re­colour it and make it rel­e­vant to how peo­ple are us­ing print or tex­tiles to­day.’

The brand’s abil­ity to up­date her­itage de­signs to suit the mod­ern pal­ette means that GP & J Baker fab­rics are used to decorate spa­ces rang­ing from Buck­ing­ham Palace (the brand was awarded a Royal War­rant in 1982) and Na­tional Trust prop­er­ties to mod­ern bou­tique ho­tels. A tes­ta­ment to how you can re­tain in­tegrity while still mov­ing with the times, to­day’s GP & J Baker is a brand that looks for­ward and back si­mul­ta­ne­ously.

‘Hy­drangea Bird’ fab­ric in ‘Ochre’, £98 per me­tre, GP & J Baker (

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