Established in 1902, Romo remains a family run business in its fifth generation. Based in Nottinghamshire, UK, the company is an international leader in the design and marketing of exclusive furnishing and upholstery fabrics, wallcoverings and trimmings for residential and contract interiors. Our reputation for offering excellent designs and qualities is built on two important factors: exclusive designs by our experienced designers; and close working relationships with carefully chosen expert weavers and printers.
The Edwardian era had just dawned when in 1902 Robert Mould, who gave his name to the company, started a small-scale furniture manufacturing business in Nottingham, England. By the 1930s, the company had become wholesalers to the upholstery industry, supplying furnishing fabrics and components for the manufacture of furniture. The company continued to evolve until eventually the upholstery manufacturing side of the business ceased completely and the supply of furnishing fabrics became the company’s primary focus. In the 1980s Romo started its own in-house design studio, injecting a more creative approach to design which redefined Romo as the design-led company it is known as today.
Romo is currently managed by the founder’s great grandson, Jonathan Mould, along with his niece Lindsay and children Felicity, Emily and Jordan. Over 250 people are employed in the design studios, offices and warehouse based in Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire with further offices in London, Germany, The Netherlands and in the US. Our main fabric stores consist of 3 warehouse units with a combined floor space of 200,000 sq. ft. that hold approximately 250,000 rolls of fabric and wallcoverings. With additional subsidiaries in France, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Austria, Sweden, Norway and Denmark and an extensive network of worldwide distributors, Romo is a recognised international brand in exclusive home furnishings.
There are currently six design houses operating within The Romo Group: Romo, Black Edition, Mark Alexander, Kirkby Design, Villa Nova and Zinc Textile.