Kidderminster’s Brockway Carpets has created a trio of bespoke carpets for the town’s prestigious Museum of Carpet, set to open later this month.
Worth around £15,000, the lime green, medium blue and turquoise colour carpets from Brockway’s bespoke Solar range have been donated and fitted in two of the museum’s principal exhibition rooms entitled – Kidderminster and Carpets and Process and Design – and a general browsing area.
The company, which has been creating quality carpets in the town since 1964, manufactured the unique shades using its new bespoke colour matching service. All three colours have been made to match specific colour samples supplied by the museum to reflect its internal décor scheme.
Bespoke Solar carpets are made of 80 per cent pure new wool and 20 per cent nylon in a 2-ply yarn, which together gives this deluxe carpet its unique strength. It is designed for both heavy domestic and heavy commercial use.
“We are delighted to support the museum in celebrating the town’s contribution to the carpet industry,” said production director of Brockway Carpets, Nick Walley.
He commented: “As both a member of the Kidderminster carpet industry and campaigner of British craftsmanship, it is fantastic to finally see the Museum of Carpet near completion. It is massive achievement for members of the Carpet Museum Trust who have been campaigning tirelessly to make it possible since 1981.”
The Carpet Museum Trust was given £1.9m of lottery funding to set up the Museum of Carpet in 2010.
It will be formally opened at the former Stour Vale Mill, Kidderminster by Lord Cobham on Friday (19th October) and open to the public from Saturday (20th October).
Founder-trustee, Charles Talbot said: “We’re over the moon and very pleased with our bespoke carpets. The vibrant colours are absolutely spectacular and achieve the ‘wow factor’ we were hoping for in our main exhibition spaces.
“Brockway has exceeded our original request and made our dream carpets come to life. We can’t wait for the museum to open to the public and see the carpets walked on.”
Brockway’s bespoke colour service can match virtually any colour reference, whether it is a favourite wallpaper, paint colour chart or even a prized shoe, for minimum orders of 25 sq m. Bespoke colours are available in 4m and 5m widths.
For further information visit www.brockway.co.uk.
Or visit www.carpetmuseum.co.uk.