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Brintons owns one of the world's largest commercial design archives and historical pattern libraries in the industry, restored and preserved by our own dedicated archivist.

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As a design-led company our archive is a unique reference tool and point of true inspiration to our clients and our highly skilled design team that clearly distinguishes us from our competitors.

The collection includes many hand painted designs, artworks and sketches from 1790 to the present day, some from noted designers, which have, historical as well as inspirational application.

The archive library is a facility unique to Brintons and is an invaluable resource to designers, conservators, decorators and contractors world-wide.

With 100,000+ custom designs the archive is used as a source of daily design inspiration for clients specific style projects and for Brintons’ design collections.

Brintons Archive

The archive is also considered a benchmark by the academic community and has contributed to seminars and learning projects with the V&A museum in London where papers have been delivered on elements of historical reference.

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Case study archive

If you are interested in viewing case studies that have used our archive you can view them on our case study archive page.

Case study archive

What are clippings?

Clippings allow you to collect any images you're interested in, for later review or enquiry. To add an item to your clippings, simply select the paper clip icon above the image. Items already added to your clippings are indicated by a green tick icon above the image. You can return to, or delete, any clipping from the Your Clippings page by selecting View/Manage.