Seen the new fabulous production of Cruella? Well, you should. Apart from an inspired re-working of 70s hits into a perfect-pitch sound track, the film is sumptuous in it’s detailing, making it a captivating story of the origins of everyone’s favourite childhood baddie. The depth and nuance of the lead characters is brilliantly expressed through their costumes, and that attention to detail is carried through to the setting – with every scene bringing to life plot and mood. So naturally, we were thrilled to be asked to contribute a carpet for one of the most explosive scenes in the film; the genesis of Cruella. The carpet is a bespoke creation, opulent and timeless in design to suit the grand and dramatic surroundings. Have a look at the trailer and see… Read More
Wilton Carpets News
A pretty name for a tiny creature with a voracious appetite. Carpet moths typically live outdoors in birds’ nests and on animals, but we are seeing an increasing problem with them invading homes and commercial spaces, attracted to the natural fibres in carpeting and soft furnishings. It’s an increasingly significant problem in the South of the UK. They typically munch in corners, under furniture and other spaces they are less likely to be disturbed. Shut downs, due to current restrictions have left pubs, bars, restaurant and hotels in the dark, and unvacuumed for obvious reasons, so hordes of Tinea Pellionella have been left to flourish. Moth Proof vs Moth Resistant ‘Moth proof’ is a misnomer; the only way to treat carpets is to treat the yarn with a chemical toxic… Read More
Hotel refresh demanded timeless design and enduring quality. We were delighted to be involved in the refurbishment of the elegant Yewfield Hotel in Ambleside. Guestrooms, lodges as well as lounges, restaurant and common areas of the hotel have been refreshed in durable axminster providing super-luxurious under-foot comfort and great lifetime value. This semi-bespoke project drew inspiration from from our Classical Dimensions range, and was recoloured in calming, contemporary neutral tones. Ready for a great summer!
In 1885, the first Mayor of Morley, Joseph Scofield held a competition to design a new town hall for the people of Morley, having recently gained borough status. The winning design clung firmly to the tradition of the late 19th century, drawing on inspiration from most other buildings of the time, being unabashedly neo classical. Over it’s grand history, Morley Town Hall has played host to Queen Elizabeth II, has been the recording site for Grimethorpe Colliery Band’s album and the occasional filming of Emmerdale. And now, it’s graced with a beautiful Wilton Carpet. Drawing on the classical styling of the building and interior theme, the bespoke carpet design is based on a Persian rug style, pulling in the rich, jewel tones from our Dimensions palette and creating an opulent,… Read More
Opened in 1969, Tramp prides itself on being ‘London’s favourite place to misbehave’ and is synonymous with celebrity socialising and London’s glamorous nightlife. During a recent refurbishment, the interior design team came to Wilton for a product of enduring quality and class. The refurbishment of this iconic London nightspot demanded a carpet which would reflect its classic yet dynamic styling, and durability to ensure a smart aesthetic and underfoot comfort even in high traffic areas. The brief was for a luxurious carpet, opulent in its styling but with resilience. The client was delighted with the bespoke design resulting from the collaboration with the Wilton Studio team. Ian Ruskin of John Hart Flooring, who fitted the carpets throughout the club was delighted to be working with product he knows and trusts:… Read More
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
A suite of bespoke carpets for this listed Yorkshire gem Wilton was commissioned to design and supply the carpet for this exquisite hall dating back to 1680. Client Brief Formally a private home, the owners of Grantley Hall were determined the property would retain the sumptuous extravagance of its past during its conversion to a 5* luxury destination. The complete refurbishment of Grantley Hall Hotel into one of the country’s most desirable places to stay has been completed with individually designed, exquisitely crafted Wilton carpets. “The brief was very demanding in terms of the final finish; the client wanted to achieve the highest possible rating and as such, every aspect of the interior had to live up to those exacting standards both in terms of design and product quality.” Set in the outstanding natural… Read More
Dynamic corridor creation for iconic NY hotel. Working with O’C Carpets, New York and his designer, Etiene Hishino, the Wilton design team originated a striking geometric design from our Creations palette, woven in Axminster, in an enduring 10 row construction. A high rise, mid-town property, close to the United Nations Building and frequented by celebrities & dignitaries from across the globe, the Hilton Millennium UN Plaza hotel was designed by Pritzker prize-winning architect Kevin Roche. The iconic lobby is an official New York City interior landmark. Wilton had the pleasure of hosting John O’Callaghan at our factory and look forward to developing our relationship in the future. This project adds to the growing portfolio of projects supplied by Wilton in New York and the wider USA. Get in touch to see how we can bring your project to life.
Every square foot of carpet which leaves our Wiltshire factory goes through 3 quality control processes. (Which is why we don’t have a Complaints Department.) This is our final inspection table today, where a lighting rig and meticulous attention are employed to ensure we maintain our reputation for outstanding quality. Bespoke Design This beautiful, dimensional creation is destined for a leisure complex in Blackpool. It is woven in 10 row quality, offering optimal durability. Individual Character While we’re providing a business as usual service to our fantastic clients, in this very challenging time, sometimes, we all need a moment of lightness. Our Wilton factory remains open and bustling; the Design Studio still working on current bespoke projects and committed to our ongoing research and development programme; and our Sales Admin team are… Read More
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