Latest from Wilton

Introducing the Wilton Contract Rug Collection

We’ve just released of our brand new rug collection, Vignette. Working closely with clients, we’ve always woven bespoke rugs but increased demand has inspired us to put together this collection of stylish commercial rugs. Designed to look great and wear well in commercial environments, Vignette is available with short lead times and with attractive volume discounts. Cool, contemporary collection This suite of 14 dynamic rugs offer flexibility for the design scheme and usable, durable colourways. Quality craftmanship Woven to order in our durable 8 row axminster in our Wiltshire factory, with our standard contract quality wool-rich yarn. Striking selection Abstract, geometric and organic patterns give this collection breadth, but if you are after something bespoke, our creative team will work with you to deliver exactly what you have in mind. Swift turnaround… Read More

We’re on Antiques Road Trip

Presenter Charlie Ross and his team came to the factory late last year to learn about the story behind the world-famous Wilton weave and the subsequent hundreds of years of history which have shaped this manufacturing business in South Wiltshire. There was a carpet factory built on our site in Wilton in 1655. In this year, England was between Kings, and Oliver Cromwell was busy dividing the country up into 11 districts, each under military control. It was the year Cyrano de Bergerac died.  It was 5 years before Samuel Pepys started his diaries. The last 365 years have seen development, disaster, technological advancement and even a war-imposed stoppage where the factory was used as a laundry for hospital blankets. The Antiques Road Trip team was fascinated to learn about… Read More

Case Study: Ethereal Inspiration At The Imperial Banqueting Suite

The stunning Ethereal collection of wool-rich woven axminster by Wilton Carpets, has inspired a striking new floor for the impressive mezzanine at Preston’s Imperial Banqueting Suite, a new wedding venue inspired by Dubai’s luxury hotels. Capable of accommodating 950 guests, there is no doubt that this new luxury space, costing in excess of £700,000 to renovate, provides an impressive space for weddings and events. The interior, which references geometric Islamic art throughout in bespoke fret work, brass lanterns and gilded brass reception area bars, was designed by Petal Interiors. “As soon as I saw the Ethereal collection from Wilton Carpets, I was adamant that it would take a role in one of my projects,” comments Nita Patel, creative designer. “The mezzanine level at the Imperial proved the perfect canvas, capturing… Read More