1838 Wallcoverings announces the launch of its second collaboration with the V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum).
This new collection of V&A Decorative Papers, launching in January 2024, is a joyful and captivating collection of nine wallpaper patterns in over 30 colourways, celebrating the artistry and craftsmanship behind each design. Working closely with the museum’s licensing team to select items from the V&A’s archive, the collection features intricate patterns dating as far back as the 1700s, each with its own intriguing narrative to tell. Inspired by woodblock prints, watercolour sketches, textile treasures and upholstery fabrics that draw on a multitude of artistic influences, each has been adapted by 1838 Wallcoverings to create wallpaper designs that both honour the distinguished history of the archive object and provide enduring new contemporary colourways, which are relevant for the interiors of today.

1838 V&A Decorative Papers II Brochure