Our new range of stylish kitchen textiles are inspired by the exquisitely decoratedLion Armouron display at the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds.
Created in Italy around 1550, the Lion Armour is thought to have been made for the French King, Henri II. When originally created the now grey areas of the armour would have been iridescent blue, a striking contrast to the inlaid pattern of gold damascene.
With the appointment of Nicholas Merbury as master of the King's Ordnance in the early part of the 15th century, the Royal Armouries commenced its role as the standard setter for arms and armour in this country.
This pride and heritage extends to the Royal Armouries products, inspired by our collections and our special place in Britain's history.