Newmor: Achieving Global Presence by Harnessing Local Expertise

Established in 1967, Newmor Wallcoverings is the largest independent commercial wallcovering manufacturer in the UK and one of Commercial Interiors UK’s founding members. The business, which remains family-owned to this day, has become synonymous for design, quality, and service. With a focus on hotels, workplaces, healthcare, and the broader hospitality sector, Newmor’s influence extends far beyond the UK, as their wallcoverings are specified in projects around the world.

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Hotel Puro, Warsaw, Poland – bespoke digital print

This global presence ensures that Newmor’s expertise is accessible to clients worldwide, bringing a touch of British design excellence to diverse cultures and spaces. We asked David Johnston, Managing Director at Newmor to tell us more about his approach to international markets. He explained:

“Our export strategy has matured over the past decade. We partner with well-established and experienced local distributors coupled with umbrella offices in key markets such as Poland, Dubai, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. We go to great lengths to ensure that all export documentation and logistical requirements are met to ensure a smooth and timely delivery of goods, making it a simple and streamlined experience for our customers”.

The Marriot Exec Apartments, India – bespoke digital print

Newmor’s success is rooted in its ability to seamlessly blend traditional manufacturing techniques with cutting-edge technology. Their UK facility holds ISO9001 and ISO14001 accreditation, demonstrating a commitment to quality management and environmental responsibility.

Holiday Inn, Zirakpur, India – Nomad Agate Mineral stocked digital print

They have structured their design and manufacturing operation to support projects of various scales and budgets. All underpinned by a skilled workforce, which boasts decades of experience, ensuring all designs can be tailored to meet specific project requirements.

Hyatt Place, Krakow, Poland – custom colourway Tweel stocked collection

Whether recolouring, rescaling, or digitally printing onto a range of substrates, including textures, metallics, and window films, Newmor’s flexibility allows interior designers across the world to realise their vision with ease.

Gravity @ Stay Inn by Frost, Warsaw, Poland – Sorrento stocked collection

Johnston adds:

“We are currently operating in over 80 countries. We have supplied thousands of hotels, healthcare facilities, marine projects, offices, interior designers, architects, retailers, and leisure groups with our wallcoverings for projects large and small, all over the world”.

Roast, London, UK – Bespoke digital print and Herringbone stocked collection

Newmor boasts one of the largest ex-stock commercial wallcovering facilities in the UK. The expansive range includes classic woven embosses, contemporary geometrics, and captivating metallic effects.

Wates Offices Estillo, Milton Keynes, UK – Leigh Bagley Keats stocked digital print

Additionally, with thousands of textures, colours, and patterns readily available through their Digital Design Studio, Newmor caters to a diverse array of design clients.

NHS Blood and Plasma Donor Centre, Birmigham, UK – WallArt

It’s been great to see this CIUK member’s commitment to its in-house manufacturing and design facility, allowing for the seamless delivery of both in-stock and bespoke designs globally.

Hyatt Regency, Blackfriars London, UK – custom colorway Loom stocked collection

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About Alys Bryan

Alys is a knowledgeable design editor who is focused on instigating conversations, both online and in-person, with industry experts which challenge, educate and advance the commercial interior sector. Her training and 15 years of professional experience as a furniture designer for the commercial sector makes her uniquely placed to lead Design Insider as Editor
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