Graham & Brown
Graham & Brown
At Graham & Brown they know what walls want - walls prefer pattern. They don't want to be lifeless, plain, and boring. They want to be wrapped in pattern and smothered in art. If wallpaper is the stuff that surrounds you, then it should be beautiful to look at, tactile, and personal to you and your home. Dressing a wall with wallpaper and wall art gives you the opportunity to personalize your space to reflect your inner mood. Different walls respond to different decoration. The Graham & Brown team have over 60 years experience identifying the latest trends and designing wall decoration to satisfy all your needs. As well as having their own fantastic team of in-house designers, they work with some of the leading designers in the world, and each year they identify new talent through their "young designers" projects. From their humble beginnings in North West England, the company is now truly international, somewhere in the world from North America, China, France, Holland, Canada, Germany, or Russia, our teams are developing products to reflect the taste of their local markets.
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Graham & Brown is an international wall decoration group that has been innovating the home improvement market for 70 years with British-made, design-led products.
Across our markets, we enjoy a position of authority in the wall decoration category, using our expertise to advise retailers on their in-store environment and provide an integrated, complementary range of products that reflect contemporary consumer trends.
Global brands with a commitment to design
Our portfolio of market-leading brands includes Graham & Brown, Superfresco, Superfresco EASY and Contour. We also develop exclusive collections in partnership with the world’s leading interior designers, such as Wayne Hemmingway, Kelly Hoppen, Barbara Hulanicki, Marcel Wanders, Steve Leung and Laurence Llewlyn-Bowen.
Our commitment to contemporary, leading edge design has seen our global Graham & Brown brand recognised as a coolbrand for four consecutive years alongside Apple, Aston Martin, Bang & Olufsen and Prada.
Our products are retailed through major DIY multiples in the UK, North America and Europe, as well as over 150 Graham & Brown branded outlets across high-growth overseas markets.
In addition to our 200,000 sq. ft. manufacturing site and design and marketing centre in Blackburn, Lancashire, we operate sales offices in the US, France, Holland, Russia, Canada, China and Dubai, and work with dozens of distributors in other territories.
Over the last three years, our international growth strategy has helped us increase overseas sales by 50% to around £50m, now representing half of total group turnover. This continues to be driven by strong demand from emerging markets in the Far East, Middle East, North Africa and Russia.
A history of innovation
The business was founded by Harold Graham and Henry Brown, in 1946 with the first wallpaper products quickly achieving mass appeal for a generation of post-war Britons in search of home comforts.
Members of the founding family remain on the board today ensuring the same founding values of transparency and honesty remain at the core of the group.
Over the decades, our innovations have included Superfresco, the first paintable wallpaper that was easier to apply and remove, which has now sold over 100m rolls in over 50 countries. We recently launched our new ‘paste the wall’ technology under our Superfresco EASY brand.
In the last 10 years, Graham & Brown has been credited with leading a renaissance in wallpaper, turning an old-fashioned home decorating product into an inspiring interior design item.