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.
Our motivated teams of professionals are passionate about their various roles enabling them to deliver an exceptional level of day to day customer service. Orders are delivered swiftly and in optimum condition by our efficient packing and dispatching department.
In addition, our specialist designers can undertake specific bespoke projects, whether this involves adapting an already existing product and design, or developing individual commissions to fulfill a particular brief.
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.
The GP & J Baker archive consists of a spectacular range of documents that has provided inspiration for the design studio since the company was founded. The collection was started by George Percival and James Baker in the early 1900s and today represents the largest privately owned textile archive in the world.
All of our designers, especially the GP & J Baker studio, make constant use of the archive. From this treasure trove has come such stunning large scale prints as ‘Nympheus’ and ‘Magnolia’ as well as the more delicate ‘Oriental Bird’ and ‘Peony and Blossom’. A Regency pattern book provided the design for the elegant silk, ‘Perandor Damask’ which was also translated into a dramatic wallpaper. To date only a fraction of this resource has been used which means that our studios will be able to explore its rich heritage for decades to come.