Cole & Son is delighted to announce a new collection launching September 2018. Botanical ~Botanica~ is a seasonal exploration of the English landscape – from the captivating beauty of cultivated gardens, to the enchanting allure of rolling meadows and wild woodlands, this charming collection is a study in the magnificent transformation of nature throughout the seasons.
‘One of the things I’ve always loved about the English landscape is its distinctive seasons. The innate beauty of nature and the magical allure of its transformation through the year. Each season offering its own unique array of colour and variety. Botanical ~Botanica~ is our ode to nature. We wanted to explore both the unkept beauty of forests, fields and meadows, as well as the love and attention given to cultivated gardens.
We didn’t have to look hard to find inspiration; from local forests and woodlands to annual flower shows such as Hampton Court Flower Show where we were as much in awe of the magnificent blooms as we were of the form and structure of their arrangements, to our own vast design archive, with the exploration of flora and fauna playing a major part in our design history. We started sketching, finally deciding upon 15 unique designs paying homage to our British roots. Each design was hand-drawn and hand-painted to scale capturing the inherent beauty of the subject itself.’
– Carley Bean, Head of Design.