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Since 1962
Ian Sanderson is a family business supplying fabrics to high end interior designers for over 60 years. The company was founded by Ian Sanderson in 1962; having previously worked at a London wholesaler selling fabrics to designers in London, Ian realised that interior designers needed more choice.  His company originally based in a basement in Charlotte Street in London’s West End, introduced more elaborate designs and colours from Europe and the USA, suited for the 60's lifestyle.
Expansion saw the company move to a warehouse and showroom near the Post Office Tower near Cleveland Street, the district for furnishings in the 70's and 80's, here Ian created his own ranges of fabrics; weaves and prints were produced by UK and European mills, in a studio adjacent to the showroom signature print designs were created.  He stocked popular dupions, chintz fabrics, velvets and other weaves such as classic damasks, textured semi plain weaves and latterly stripe and check designs which he became synonymous for in the 1980 and still today.  Ian had a skill in identifying great fabrics for his clients, which in the early days included new interior designers such as Nina Campbell and Tricia Guild.
We were sad to announce the passing of Ian Bruce Sanderson on 6th December 2014 aged 79.
He was the founder of Ian Sanderson Textiles, a leading figure in textiles, an original member of Decorex and one of the true characters in our industry.

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