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2016

Brintons was awarded the prestigious Woven Carpet Design Installation of the Year award for its Art Deco inspired carpets at Quaglino’s.

Brintons launches a series of videos to explore the journey of our carpets from fleece to floor.

2015

Brintons worked in partnership with Resorts World Birmingham to create a range of stunning bespoke carpets for its luxury four star Genting Hotel.

Brintons acquires F.D Agnella, the Polish-based manufacturer and supplier of high quality carpets and rugs.

Brintons launches its brand new collection ‘Brintons Inspirations’,

Britain’s biggest ever cruise ship, the £473 million P&O Britannia, which was officially named by Her Majesty The Queen, features over 21,000 sqm of custom Axminster carpet manufactured by Brintons

2014

Brintons manufacturers bespoke carpet designed by Erdem for Wool Week 2014, Southwark Cathedral, London

Brintons are showroom partners at Clerkenwell Design Week 2014

Brintons launches new High Definition Weave Collection

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Brintons launch the Timorous Beasties by Brintons carpet collection

Brintons appoints new CEO Duccio Baldi

Christian Zuzunaga ‘Deep Grid’ rug for Brintons wins The Wallpaper* Design Award 2014. The award ceremony was held on the 15th January 2014 in San Francisco with judges including Victoria Beckham, Michael Chow, Ron Gilad, Spike Jonze and Thom Mayne.

Brintons carpet featured in Sir Kenneth Branagh film, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

2013

Brintons launched its new range of Healthcare carpets at the Care Show in Birmingham.

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Brintons were invited to mark the Coronation Festival in July by designing and curating a 1950s style room, set in the grounds of Buckingham Palace.

Brintons was delighted to be crowned winner of designing the future of hotel carpets at the Hotel ICON’s Tomorrow’s Guestrooms Competition.

Brintons opens a new office in Dubai. Brintons has a successful track record in the United Arab Emirates, having provided bespoke carpets for a number of high-status projects including two prominent Abu Dhabi hotels, Etihad Towers and Dusit Thani.

Brintons collaborated with LINLEY to transform Burlington Arcade’s iconic carpet runway.

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Brintons supplied 21,000 sqm2 of custom Axminster carpet for the Royal Princess Cruise Ship which was named and launched by the Duchess of Cambridge in June.

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Brintons latest collaboration with The Campaign for Wool was showcased at Wool House between the 13th to 24th March 2013. Brintons worked with designer Cristian Zuzunaga to produce a 100ft runner for the event held in the West Wing of Somerset House, London.

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Brintons supplies carpets to The Gritti Palace, Venice’s most celebrated hotel.

Brintons launches Vector Guestrooms and Corridors. The collection offers bespoke design options carefully chosen for the hospitality sector.

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2012

Domotex Russia September 2012 - Brintons Dancer Rug.

The Grand Kremlin Palace underwent a comprehensive renovation in preparation for the inauguration of President Putin. Brintons supplied the Granovitaya Palata rug,other areas that were carpeted by Brintons included the Red Porch, Inner Porch and Secret room.

The Spice Girls have reunited on the staircase at London's St Pancras Renaissance Hotel which featured in the video for the band’s debut single 'Wannabe'. Following a lavish refurbishment, the grand staircase graces a stunning carpet from Brintons.

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Brintons Carpets exhibited at Birmingham's first design EXPO in well over 100 years. The EXPO, was held at the Mailbox, the premier shopping centre in Birmingham, June 15th-22nd.

Brintons launches its first Ready to Weave Collection

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Brintons unveiled Dark Fairytale at the Hospitality Design Conference and Expo in Las Vegas, NV.

Brintons launches its latest Commercial stocked range 'Fringe' developed specifically for leisure, gaming and hospitality interiors.

2011

Brintons carpets proudly supports the Campaign for Wool by producing a bespoke runway carpet that forms part of the ground-breaking 'Wool Modern' exhibition.

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Brintons supplies carpet to the newly-opened St Pancras Renaissance Hotel in London, the location used in their 1999 brand campaign.

Brintons is acquired by The Carlyle Group, a global alternative asset manager.

Brintons launches its first High Definition Weave Collection, to be woven on its latest patented looms.

2010

Brintons wins silver award for Laura Ashley at the UK House Beautiful awards.

Brintons weave and supply the world's largest single commercial carpet order of 175,000 sqm to T3 building of Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi.

2007

Brintons launches its Residential "Seasons by Brintons" advertising campaign.

Brintons collaborate with leading design duo Timorous Beasties to create "First Weave", a collection of designs which are large in scale and go against almost every conventional rule.

2006

Brintons wins the "Retail Floors" Reader's choice award for media campaign of the year.

Our new design studio in Pune, India is opened.

Brintons wins the UK BCFA award for "Innovation in Weaving Technology" with the 651 loom which can weave up to 24 colours.

Brintons supplies over 20,000 square metres of custom woven carpet for the new Wembley Stadium, London, UK.

2005

Brintons supplies 97,000 sqm to refurbish the Ernest N Morial Convention Center in New Orleans after it provided temporary accommodation for 25,000 people left homeless by Hurricane Katrina.

Readers of the magazine Contract Flooring Journal award Brintons "Best Broadloom Product" for its commercial stocked range portfolio.

Brintons supplies 20,000 square metres of custom woven carpet for P&O's Arcadia. The 83,000 tonne cruise liner is the most luxurious vessel ever built exclusively for British passengers.

2004

Brintons wins Gold Award for Pure Living at House Beautiful.

2003

Brintons launched its "most luxurious carpets in the world campaign", this time working with renowned shoe designer Manolo Blahnik.

Brintons acquisition of Woodward Grosvenor.

2001

Brintons is awarded the "Manufacturing Excellence Award" (MX2001), beating competition from British Aerospace and Jaguar. The success is recognition of the tremendous progress made by the company in the areas of customer focus, product and process innovation, as well as the efficient use of resources.

2000

The company wins the coveted "Supplier of the Year" in the UK floor covering industry awards. In addition, readers of Contract Floors magazine award Brintons the accolade of "Supplier 2000", this award is based on quality, customer service, product range and price.

Brintons India is officially opened.

1999

The "Some things in life wear better than others" campaign is launched, shot on location at the derelict St Pancras Chambers Hotel, with dresses by Anthony Price.

Group turnover tops £100 million. Construction of a new factory in Pune, India begins.

Brintons' "Spotlight" patented system for dyeing stipple yarns is awarded Millennium product status by the Design Council. It is also British Wool's "Yarn of the Year".

1998

Brintons acquires U.S Axminster, Greenville, Mississippi, USA. The acquisition makes Brintons the world's largest Axminster carpet manufacturer.

Brintons wins its first Queen's Award for Export Achievement.

1997

Brintons Go Live having completely replaced central computing systems. New system built around Tropos/Coda packages replaces old legacy systems.

Brintons is awarded the world’s largest ever woven carpet order. 135,000 square metres of custom designed Axminster is supplied for the new Chek Lap Kok international airport, Hong Kong. The carpet is woven to withstand the footfall of 35 million passengers each year.

1993

Brintons launch their first advertising campaign for which Vivienne Westwood designed a series of iconic carpet dresses.

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Brintons Mk15 (15ft /4.57m) Wilton face-to-face loom is developed.

1991

Brintons Industrial de Alcatifas Limitada (Brintons Portugal) is built and opened, housing 10 Axminster looms.

1986

Brintons invests £10 million in a new spinning mill at Telford, UK.

1983

Brintons celebrates 200 years in business.

1980

Brintons' 4.00 metre gripper Axminster loom is put into service. The Paris showroom is opened.

1978

Brintons becomes the first company to introduce Computer Aided Design (CAD) for carpets.

1975

Telford expansion makes it the largest carpet yarn plant in Europe.

1971

Brintons USA is formed in order to give the company better representation in the North American market.

1969

Telford Plant established.

1965

Bell Twist is manufactured for the first time.

1960

Brintons PTY (Geelong, Australia) formed.

1958

The Royal Warrant is granted to Brintons in recognition of supplying carpets to Royal residences.

1950

Brintons pioneers the use of the 80% wool, 20% nylon yarn blend for carpets.

1933

Brintons celebrates 150 years in business (carpet supplied for Queen Mary).

1909

Brintons builds its first broadlooms (all had previously been 27" narrow looms).

1904

Brintons Engineering Department is established. From this day forward the company make all their looms.

1890

After six years of development, Brintons patents the gripper Axminster loom.

1881

Brintons became a limited company – John Brinton and Son.

1876

Brintons head office is built and opened in Exchange Street, Kidderminster.

1819

Brintons established a carpet factory in Kidderminster.

1783

The first mill is opened..


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