Ulster Designers Move to New Offices in the Heart of the UK Carpet Industry
Ulster Carpets’ talented residential design and development team have recently moved to new offices in the awardwinning, Museum of Carpet, Kidderminster. Kidderminster is renowned around the world as the heartland of the UK carpet industry and Ulster Carpets have had an established design office in the area for almost 40 years.
To this day the carpet industry is celebrated in the town and nowhere more so than in the Museum of Carpet, where hundreds of exhibits offer an insight into this unique world of manufacturing and design.
Jeremy Wilson, Ulster’s Residential Sales Director commented; “At Ulster we are proud of our heritage and roots in UK manufacturing. It is inspirational to be surrounded by the beautiful exhibits on display at the museum on a daily basis. Whilst it is important to protect the legacy of the Ulster brand and the carpet industry as a whole, we at Ulster are very much looking to the future and focused on innovation in design and manufacturing. We are constantly reinventing our product offering and striving to create beautiful patterns and colours which surprise and delight our customers.”
Joining the team in their new offices is Ulster’s most recent appointment, Sue Swannell. Sue takes up the role of Design Archivist and will be responsible ensuring that Ulster’s vast archive of design work is at the finger tips of their globally placed clients and designers. With her in depth experience of the carpet industry, Sue will play a valuable role in protecting Ulster’s design work for future generations.
Jeremy Wilson continued; “At Ulster we have our place in the carpet history books for the huge difference PSYLO™ has made to traditional jacquard weaving, which enables us to continue manufacturing in the UK. Museum of Carpet serves as a good reminder of how far we have come, but it is our intention at Ulster to push the boundaries further. We are currently investing in the development of future weaving technology to enable our designers to express their creativity in design without any limitations.”