GP & J BAKER
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.