London’s buses were once ablaze with the maroon, brown, gold and green threads that make up the Routemaster moquette. Industrial designer Douglas Scott was given the privilege of styling both the interior and exterior of the Routemaster bus. The moquette was integral to his concept. The tartan style accompanied the yellow ceilings (a colour affectionately dubbed ‘Fagnolia’ as a result of tobacco smoke) and ribbed floors. Nearly 2,900 Routemasters were built and have served London for decades. Now a fading sight on London’s streets, you can own a piece of history for your home.
Perhaps the most rewarding projects are the ones you design and complete yourself. We sell moquette off the roll, by the linear metre, for your own upholstery and handicraft endeavours. Whether you fancy a set of 4 dining chairs in District, a footstool in Straub or even a car interior in bygone Bournemouth, we have rolls of moquette to choose from. Top tip: Moquette looks great when mounted and framed too. 125cm wide sold by the metre, delivered as a continuous length.