Clarence House, founded in 1961 by Robin Roberts on the principle that design integrity is achieved through uncompromising artistry and technical quality. Clarence House is involved in every aspect of the creative process: with its own design studio and in-house art director, Kazumi Yoshida, with a wide network of European fabric mills and textile archives, supervising the evolution of each design from the initial stages to the finished product. The end result is upholstery fabrics of unparalleled beauty and superb craftsmanship. Unsurprisingly, Clarence House supply furnishing fabrics to countless museums and historic properties around the globe.
Clarence House naturally has consistently featured in every important design and architectural magazine issue. Clarence House is world renowned for its hand-screen printing of fabrics and wallpapers, high-style textures and hand-loomed brocades, high quality tapestries with traditional patterns as well as modern geometric motifs. Clarence House also offers the highest quality velvets, damasks, silks, cottons, linens, sheers, trimmings and leathers.
The latest addition to the Clarence House collections is Akasaka that presents an original handblock design created by Kazumi Yoshida. New elaborate woodblock designs are rare. In this production method, each step of the technique is completely hand-crafted, from carving the individual blocks to printing the fabric.