Our Story

“I want to take you on a journey through some of our most treasured design collaborations. It's a story about colour, texture, and the art that inspires us and the artists we work with.” Michal

Cloth was founded in 2000 as a collaboration between Christopher Farr, Michal Silver and Matthew Bourne. For Christopher Farr and Matthew Bourne, who spearheaded the contemporary rug design movement of the past 30 years, designing fabrics was a natural progression.

Trained as a fashion designer, Michal’s love for fabrics was born while creating the men’s and women’s collections for Mulberry in the mid to late 1990s where she used interior textiles to create her designs.

Drawing on their art backgrounds, Cloth very quickly focused its collection around prints. Together, they discovered an artisanal print house on the outskirts of London that became a laboratory for Cloth experiments and played a central role in the development of the collection.

Today the printed textiles continue to be produced in the UK, and the collection comprises over 60 designs of prints and weaves. Cloth works with the best contemporary artists and designers – including Kit Kemp, Tord Boontje, Javier Mariscal, Kate Blee, Ilse Crawford, and Commune – to create stunning new work whilst also searching the archives of design pioneers of the last century such as Anni Albers, Raoul Dufy and Michael Szell to produce new collections for a new audience.

As its collection expands, Cloth maintains the same principles of artistic experimentation and a willingness to explore new techniques that have guided its success for more than a decade.

Rugs

Established in 1988 Christopher Farr originally specialised in Antique rugs and textiles which were shown alongside some early contemporary designs by Christopher Farr. A collaboration with Royal College of Art textile and fashion students in 1991, to design a group of rugs for an exhibition entitled ‘Brave New Rugs’ became a breakthrough event in the world of design. The resulting attention the show received led to a further collaboration in 1993 with Romeo Gigli, the acclaimed Italian fashion designer. The youthful vigour of the early projects was seen as anathema to the staid environs of antique rugs. “Up to that point, new rugs were a dirty word. People laughed at us”, Farr says now. “Nobody else was doing it at the time.” Christopher realised that if there was to be a future for rugs, it had to be contemporary. Farr states, “It was the only option”. Further collaboration with the likes of John Pawson, Andrée Putman, Gary Hume, Verner Panton as well as Reproducing archive designs by such figures as Marian Pepler, Gunta Stolzl and Anni Albers, has established Christopher Farr at the forefront of the industry.

www.christopherfarr.com

Custom made

Christopher Farr Cloth are experimental in approach to both hand printing and digital productions. Our projects have ranged from designing bespoke fabrics in collaboration with our clients which are site specific, and commissions which involve changing colours and base cloths of our existing designs.

We are looking forward to discuss and develop new textiles in a multitude of creative areas to meet our clients’ projects. For further information, please contact us at cloth@christopherfarrcloth.com

Distribution

Australia

Ascraft
5-11 Boundary Street
Rushcutters Bay
NSW 2011
Tell (+61) 2 9360 2311

Ascraft
473 High Street
Prahran East VIC 3181
Tell (+61) 3 9510 7734

www.ascraft.com.au

Belgium

Kafuji
Rue Joseph Bens 21
1180 Bruxelles
Tell +32 2 660 75 65

Canada

Kravet Canada - Mississauga
3600 B Laird Road, Suite 6, Mississauga, Ontario L5L 6A7
Tell (905) 607-0706

Kravet Canada - Montreal
4269 St. Catherine West, Suite 501, Montreal, Quebec H3Z IP7
Tell (514) 931-2437

Lee Jofa Showroom - Toronto
Designers Walk, 320 Davenport Road, Suite 100, Toronto, Ontario M5R 2K9
Tell (416) 968-0699

DWA Interior Furnishings
501 36th Avenue SE, Calgary Alberta
Tell (403)-245-4014
Email Showrooms@dwainteriors.com

Design Studio
5206-86 Street, Edmonton, Alberta, T6E 5J6
Tell (780) 454-8999
Email lori.mccoll@kravetcanada.com

TriTex Fabrics Ltd.
106-611 Alexander Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6A 1E1
Tell (604)-255-4242
Email Showroom.manager@tritexfabrics.com

West Textiles
515 Waterfront Drive
Unit #B
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0G8
Tell (204)-654-9997
Email westtextiles@mymts.net

Denmark

Tapet Cafe
BROGÅRDSVEJ 23
DK- 2820 GENTOFTE
Tell (+45) 396 56630
tapet-cafe.dk

France

Holland & Sherry
17 Rue de L'échaude
75006, Paris
Fax (+33) 1 42335591
hollandandsherry.com

Germany

Holland & Sherry Munich
Ottostrasse 5
Munchen 80333
Tell (+49) 0 89 215 470 471
www.hollandandsherry.com

Thilo Von Hahn
Concept Store Milchstrasse 11
20148 Hamburg
Tell (+49) 40 28807 280 / 281
www.thilovonhahn.com

Thilo Von Hahn
Bulowstrasse 66
10783 Berlin
Tell (+49) 30 2175 0647
www.thilovonhahn.com

Italy

BEPPE PASCULLI
Via Massimo D'Azeglio 15
20900 Monza, MB

beppe.pasculli@gmail.it

Tell +393358473832

angelo.cosmaro@gmail.it

Tell +393483960947

New Zealand

Designers International
16 Railway St. Newmarket
Auckland 1023
Tell (+64) 9 523 0625
Email gail@divainternational.co.nz

Norway

PALMYRE LIVING A/S
Skovveien 16
N - 0257 Oslo
Norway

Tell +47 974 00 975

Mail: silvia@palmyreliving.com

Web: www@palmyreliving.com

Poland

Palladio Interiors
6/10 Grzybowska street
Warsaw, Poland
Tell +48 506 458490

Portugal

BÁRBARA MOREIRA REPRESENTAÇÕES LDA

​Porto ​

Showroom
Rua de Cabo Verde 94
4150-159 Porto
M +912 961 513
barbara.moreira@mail.telepac.pt

​Lisbon ​

Showroom
Rua de São Francisco Borja 2/4
​1200-843 Lisboa
M +963 138 878
nuno.barbaramoreira@gmail.com

​Algarve ​

Showroom
E.N. 125 Casa Adrião
8100-068​ Benfarras,​ Boliqueime
M +938 460 199
manuelaperes@in-one.pt

South Africa

St. Leger & Viney
Fairweather House
176 Sir Lowry Road
Woodstock Cape Town
Tell (+27) 21 462 1811

St. Leger & Viney
8 Kramer Rd. Kramerville
2148 Sandton
Tell (+27) 11 444 6722

www.stleger.co.za

Spain

Pablo Torre Interiorismo
Calle de Hermosilla, 44
Madrid 28001, Spain


Tell +34 917 55 63 87

Sweden

Interior Plus
Grev turegatan 57
SE-114 38 Stockholm
Tell (+46) 8 6653118
Fax (+46) 8 6653119
www.interiorplus.com

UK

Christopher Farr
Block E, 32/33 Chelsea Wharf, 15 Lots Rd
London SW10 0QJ
Tel +44 (0)20 7349 0888
Email e-mail us

Liberty
Great Marlborough St.
Off Regent St.
London W1B 5AH
Tell +44 (0)20 7734 1234
www.liberty.co.uk

Draycott & Charles
The Georgian House
Castle Square
Ludlow SY8 1AT
Tell +44 (0)1584 873100
Email Libby/Jean

USA

Holland & Sherry
1855 Griffin Road, Suite B-100
Dania Beach, FL 33004
Tell (+1) 954.923.6656
hollandandsherry.com

Holland & Sherry
222 Merchandise Mart
Chicago IL6054
Tell (+1) 312 755 1330
hollandandsherry.com

Holland & Sherry
979 Third Avenue
New York NY 10022
Tell (+1) 212 355 6241
hollandandsherry.com

Holland & Sherry
1099 14th Street
NW, Suite 425
Washington, DC 20005
Tell (+1) 202 484 1256
hollandandsherry.com

De Sousa Hughes
2 Henry Adams Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Tell (+1) 415 626 6883
desousahughes.com

Grizzel & Mann
351 Peachtree Hills Av.
Atlanta, GA 30305
Tell (+1) 404 261 5932
grizzelandmann.com

Thomas Lavin
8687 Melrose Ave.
W. Hollywood, CA 90069
Tell (+1) 310 2782 456
www.thomaslavin.com

Thomas Lavin
23811 Aliso Creek Road, Suite 139
Laguna Niguel, California 92677
Tell (+1) 310 2782 456
www.thomaslavin.com

ID Collection
1025 N Steammons Fwy
Dallas TX 75207-3727
Tell (+1) 214 698 0226
idcollection.com

ID Collection
5120 Woodway
Houston, TX 77055
Tell (+1) 713 623 2344
idcollection.com

John Brooks Inc
2712 North 68th Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85257
Tell (+1) 480-675-8828
www.johnbrooksinc.com

John Brooks Inc
601 South Broadway
Denver, CO 80209
Tell (+1) 303-698-9977
www.johnbrooksinc.com

John Brooks Inc
303 H AABC
Aspen, CO 81611
Tell (+1) 303-698-9977
www.johnbrooksinc.com

John Brooks Inc
579 East 100 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84102
Tell (+1) 801-953-0603
www.johnbrooksinc.com

Blended Blue
275 Market Street
Suite 364
Minneapolis MN 55405
Tell (+1) 612 455 6132
blendedblue.com

Studio 534
1 Design Center Place
Boston, MA 02210
Tell (+1) 617 345 9900
www.s5boston.com

The Dixon Group
5701 6th Ave South Plaza
Suite 232
Seattle, WA 98108
Tell (+1) 206 767 4454
thedixongroup.net

Sample Request

Search our Collections

Search Tips

name / colour / pattern / designer / keywords