In the second of our featured sales articles from Achica, we are exploring the creative and iconic brand – The Colour Union. Textile Designer, Zara Siddiqui-Lester is the inspiration behind the dynamic company, and came up with the original premise of utilising everyday images on practical upholstery.
The Colour Union is one of the most design-led and iconic companies in the UK at present, and boasts a huge following of savvy design-aware fans, including none other than The National Gallery.
But contemporary designs manufactured with state of the art digitally printed upholstery would mean nothing without quality workmanship and it is here that The Colour Union excel. Using velvet and pure wool as their main textiles, these are combined to create original pieces that have been featured on many TV programmes and in numerous lifestyle and interiors magazines.
They have managed to obtain an exclusive license from Royal Mail to use the stamp as a design motif, and now with the exclusive launch of the map cushions, you can expect a promotion packed with desirable and gorgeous creations.
The Colour Union promotion at ACHICA starts at 7am Saturday 25th February and ends at 7am Tuesday 28th February. Here are my favourites:
The Colour Union Royal Mail Rug-Wall Hanging, Purple
£500.00 – RRP £720.00 – You will save £220.00 on this item
ONLY 1 LEFT!
A truly majestic and iconic rug or wall hanging. 100% Pure New Wool, lovingly hand-woven in Kathmandu by skilled artisans. This rug has a serrated edge to mimic the original stamp which was the inspiration.
The Queen image on this rug is woven in a 3D to stand proud of the background as an unique detail. Each rug takes 12 weeks to make and finished piece is just sublime! Officially licensed by Royal Mail. Product dimensions: 100 x 120 cm. Available in Black and Turquoise.
The Colour Union Royal Mail Velvet Stamp Cushion, Purple & Orange
£45.00 – RRP £85.00 – You will save £40.00 on this item
All designs in the Royal Mail collection are ‘state of the art’ digitally printed onto 100% cotton upholstery velvet. This printing technique ensures incredible depth of colour and clarity of detail. This is a truly sumptuous, unique and iconic cushion with a black upholstery velvet back and premium duck feather filled cushion pad, zipped and hand-made by a master seamstress and sprayed with a dirt retardant.
Please note: that this cushion is cut from a width of fabric, the colours remain the same but the layout of stamps may change. Officially licensed by Royal Mail and designed and made in England at The Colour Union HQ! Product dimensions approx. W45 x H45 cm.
The Colour Union Map Wall Canvas Artwork
£170.00 – RRP £258.00 – You will save £88.00 on this item
ONLY 4 LEFT!
The Colour Union is always striving to create ‘art’ in all forms whether in furniture, soft furnishings or mirrors! This colourful digitally printed cotton velvet stamp artwork is the newest edition. A sturdy ‘Loxley’ box canvas is upholstered with a map front and single multi stamp velvet sides, all lovingly hand-made by a master craftsman. Instant colour and style cannot be easier than this!
Art work is ringed and wired and ready to hang. All artworks are sprayed with a dirt retardant to maintain that ‘just purchased’ look. Officially licensed by Royal Mail and designed and made in England at The Colour Union HQ! Product dimensions: W50 x H50 x D6 cm.
The Colour Union Giant Modular Stamp Cube, Multi
£299.00 – RRP £650.00 – You will save £351.00 on this item
ONLY 2 LEFT!
This versatile and dynamic cube can be used as a stand alone piece of furniture or added onto a modular system. A solid foam square core is upholstered with digitally printed 100% upholstery velvet, piped top and bottom in red velvet.
The printed velvet is very rich and soft to the touch and sprayed with a dirt retardant to maintain that ‘just purchased’ look. A contemporary ‘Antique’ made to last a lifetime and become an heirloom for the future. Officially licensed by Royal Mail and designed and made in England at The Colour Union HQ! Product dimensions: 50cm.
The Colour Union Queen & Louis XIV Chair, Gold & Blue
£685.00 – RRP £1,200.00 – You will save £515.00 on this item
ONLY 1 LEFT!
This chair was a treasured delight, we found it in a French brocante. It has been lovingly restored from top to bottom but leaving the beautiful original gold gesso finish for its vintage appeal. The original oak framed hand-woven backed chair has been upholstered in digitally printed 100% cotton velvet stamp fabric.
It has been hand-studded and is a Limited Edition of four pieces that cannot be repeated. A 100% contemporary Antique now seeking a stylish and eclectic home. Officially licensed by Royal Mail and designed and restored in England at The Colour Union HQ! Product dimensions: W51 x H76 x D48 cm.
The Colour Union Royal Mail Limited Edition Footstool, Black & Multi
£265.00 – RRP £590.00 – You will save £325.00 on this item
ONLY 2 LEFT!
At The Colour Union they love colour and mixing contemporary style with Rococo influences. This is the first time this striking new stool has been seen! A digitally printed lovingly upholstered hand-made stool created by a Master craftsman in London. The top is a giant velvet stamp, the sides are smaller stamps in upholstery velvet and it is piped at the top in red velvet.
The oak ‘Queen Anne’ legs have been lacquered to a silver finish to complement the silver upholstery tacks at the base. The printed velvet is very rich and soft to the touch and sprayed with a dirt retardant to maintain that ‘just purchased’ look.
A contemporary ‘Antique’ made to last a lifetime and become an heirloom for the future. Officially licensed by Royal Mail and designed and made in England at The Colour Union HQ! Product dimensions: W50 x H36 x D44 cm.
The Colour Union Royal Mail Stamp Mirror, Red & Multi
£145.00 – RRP £240.00 – You will save £95.00 on this item
ONLY 3 LEFT!
Digitally printed cotton velvet upholstered mirror. This mirror is padded for a 3D effect and the central mirror is set back with a rebate of approx. 3cm. he mirror has a solid wood upholstered frame hand-made by a master artisan. This mirror is ‘ringed and wired’ and ready to hang, backed in black upholstery fabric for a perfect finish.
Officially licensed by Royal Mail and designed and made in England at The Colour Union HQ! Please note: the layout of stamps my vary but the colours remain the same. Product dimensions: W46 x H57cm. Mirror Size: W28 x H23 cm.