A quintessentially English purveyor of countrified style, Sanderson
has been dressing homes for 150 years. Established in 1860 by merchant Arthur
Sanderson, the company flourished when popular designers—A. W. Pugin, C. F.
A. Voysey and later Pat Albeck and Pablo Picasso—began creating prints for its
wallpapers. Though the brand’s prior HQ is now better known as the Sanderson
Hotel, Sanderson continues to produce printed wallpapers, textiles and
furniture, and, thanks to the series of takeovers it made in the late 20s, owns
a huge archive of original arts and crafts designs and printing blocks, many of
which are still used today. From March 19 London’s Fashion Textile Museum
delves into the company’s past and present glories.