Today, GP & J Baker continues to grow its reputation as one of the world’s innovators of fabric design. The largest and most comprehensive showroom in Chelsea Harbour’s Design Centre showcases fabrics, wallcoverings, furniture and trimmings from GP & J Baker and its related brands, Threads and Baker Lifestyle, as well as Kravet, Lee Jofa, Brunschwig & Fils. In addition, the company also produces luxury fabrics, wallpapers and accessories under licence for Mulberry Home. A second beautiful showroom in the ‘Design Street’ of Paris, rue du Mail, also carries these outstanding brands.
GP & J Baker has been the proud holder of Her Majesty The Queen’s Royal Warrant since 1982 in recognition of the supply of GP & J Baker fabrics and wallcoverings to the Royal household.
The history of the Royal Warrant can be traced back to medieval times when competition for Royal favour was intense and the Monarch had the pick of the best tradespeople. By the 15th century, the Lord Chamberlain, as head of the Royal Household, formally appointed tradespeople and in the 18th century, tradesmen began displaying the Royal Arms on their premises and stationery – a practice that continues to this day.
GP & J Baker’s latest collections include the outstanding ‘Signature Prints’ collection highlighting the company’s celebrated heritage. Beautiful iconic designs are now printed in new colours enhancing the delicate elegance of Oriental Bird, the pastoral charm of Bird and Iris and the bold drama of Rockbird. Harmonious new additions include three artisanal prints, Tivington, a hand block, Moreton Trellis and Calbeck a sinuous curving floral stripe.
The GP & J Baker Artisan II colelction present the centuries-old art form of hand block printing and the ancient techniques of decorative embroideries and traditional stitchwork. The colour palette of these designs, painstakingly printed or embroidered on a mix of natural grounds, is elegantly understated ranging from deep indigo, charcoal and spice to soft aqua and cool neutrals. This is an elegant, classic collection bringing a fresh modern look to these time-honoured skills.