History From 1790 - Present Day

History

History: A tradition of carpet excellence

Grosvenor Wilton is one of the country’s oldest independent carpet manufacturers with a prestigious history spanning over 200 years.

The ethos of quality and innovation lives on in a legacy of authenticity, classical English design and craftsmanship sustained by continuous investment in the latest design and production technology. Founded in Kidderminster by Benjamin Grosvenor in 1790, the company remained within the family for the next 150 years.

Today, Grosvenor Wilton works with some of the most prestigious names in both the UK and abroad, creating exceptional carpets for stately homes, historic palaces, period houses, commercial venues and private residences, where Wilton carpet is recognised as the truly authentic carpet construction.

The vast archive of wholly original designs available to the company – from Georgian and Victorian, to Art Nouveau and Retro – not only enables us to faithfully reproduce carpets of any era, but also to interpret the spirit and opulence of a bygone age with unique new designs. A small section of the archive is available to view online. Please click here for more details. Currently over 30% of activity is generated from export markets with the USA currently being the largest single overseas market.

Using traditional Wilton looms, Grosvenor Wilton luxury floor coverings are woven with premium quality wool and wool rich blends using fine worsted or woollen yarns, linen and other effect yarns. Beautiful and durable carpets, stair runners and rugs can be created to precise, bespoke specification.

Grosvenor Wilton is currently run by Malcolm Foley and is assisted by his Son, Paul Foley. Combined they have over 50 years experience within the carpet industry. Both are heavily involved with key aspects of the business, including sales, marketing, finance and even emptying the bins of an evening!

 

Selection of Past Projects

• Buckingham Palace – Throne Room
• Buckingham Palace – Dressers Corridors
• Kew Palace
• Hampton Court Palace
• Kensington Palace
• RAC Club, London
• Balmoral
• Lancaster House, London
• Mansion House, London
• No 10 Downing Street
• Skinners Hall, London
• Pewterers Hall, London
• Civil Engineers, Parliament Square, London
• Northern Rock Bank UK
• Lincoln Bedroom, White House, Washington
• Stella McCartney Boutiques – Worldwide
• Trout Hotel, Cumbria
• Brighton Pavilion, Brighton
• Virginia State Capital Building, USA
• Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA
• Maryland State House, USA
• Craigdarroch House, British Columbia, Canada
• British Embassies, Istanbul, Oslo, Paris
• National Trust:
– Attingham Park, Salop
– Chirk Castle, Wrexham
– Waddesdon Manor, Bucks
– Hinton Ampner, Hants
– Upton House, Oxon
– Farnborough Hall, Oxon
– Balmoral House, Lincs
– Calke Abbey, Leics
– Polesden Lacy, Surrey
– Wallington Hall, Northumberland
– Tyntesfield House, Somerset
– Sudbury Hall, Derby
– Mottisfont Abbey, Hants
• Raby Castle, Co Durham
• Alnwick Castle, Northumberland
• Cloudy Bay Vineyards, New Zealand
• Government House, Sydney
• Law Courts, Sydney
• Government House, Melbourne
• Hotel Eggers, Göteborg, Sweden
• Charles Dickens Museum, London
• Sir John Soanes Museum, London
• Merrion Hotel, Dublin
• Bromley Court Hotel, Bromley
• Iolani Palace, Hawaii
• Pickford House, Derby
• Geffrye Museum, London
• Beamish Museum, Co Durham
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