New York 2017 – Electric Wallpaper and psychological aura designs but also interstellar antifatigue embroidery… We selected 7 stunning design patterns on show at 2017 ICFF, Sight Unseen Offsite exhibition and Ventura New York.
• RELATED STORIES: Read more about New York 2017 on Archipanic…
Wallpaper Projects‘ Silver Studies collection was inspired by chemical experiments on photographic silver paper which were then transformed into large scale murals. The result is a peaceful, yet surreal design that seems to nod at 1970’s psychedelic vibe. Wallpaper Projects is a boutique design studio specializing in the production and installation of custom-made, custom-fit, high end, self-adhesive wallpaper and fabric material wall coverings.
Textiles “made by rain”
Is it possible to wear the weather? Aliki van Der Kruijs presents a collection of textiles “made by rain”. The Dutch artist and designer developed a technique she calls pluviagraphy which allows to capture raindrops in ink and create a unique patterns documenting the design of a rainfall on a specific date, time and place. Made by Rain textiles debuted at the second edition of Ventura New York showcasing the work of up and coming of Dutch designers.
Digitalized hand-painted tiles patterns
Russian designer Yana Svetlova challenged reality with the Art of Imitation collection. 300 hundred hand-painted tiles where photographed and then digitally combined to create vibrant patterns. Malachite green challenges the eye of the viewer with emerald nuances, the Moon series stands out for its elegance. The collection features also cloud-inspired and striped designs that evoke textiles.
Quilted graphic design
Louise Gray founders Alexandra Gray Bennett and Jocelin Johnson pay homage to the tradition of quilting by creating contemporary heirlooms that can work on a bed as well as on a wall, just like a piece of art. “We had this idea of making the traditional contemporary. Bringing quilting techniques and contemporary graphic design together” say the designers. The new Throw collection is handcrafted from 100% cotton and linen materials and combines simple geometries in white, black and grey.
Interactive electric wallpaper
Flavor Paper teamed with UM Project to present a responsive design wall-display switching lights or turning music on thanks to water-based conductive ink threads. “With its artful combination of technology and design, ‘Conduct’ elevates the concept of wallpaper into a new realm of possibility that transcends décor.” Say at Flavor Paper to Archipanic. Read the full story…
Psychological Aura patterns
Inspired by unseen energy fields, Calico Wallpaper experimented with aura photography to visually portray the ethereal dimensions of energy shown in the Aura collection. Developed in 1930s aura photography is said to capture a person’s naturally occurring electromagnetic field, which is then represented in photographic form as glowing clouds of color that reveal the person’s aura. The new collection evokes different feelings based on color psychology. Aura debuted at Sight Unseen OFFSITE exhibition with an installation showcasing a site specific responsive chandelier that flickered when touched.
Interstellar anti-fatigue embroidery
Technology meets functionality. Informed by scientific research, SHORE Rug™ presents a new collection of anti-fatigue floor coverings inspired by distant galaxies and lunar phenomena. Anti-fatigue mats are proven to reduce fatigue caused by standing for long periods on a hard surface. The rugs unique deep weave structure offers cushioned support as well as a textured, dynamic surface. All the collections are engineered according to synthetic technologies as well as skillfully hand-woven in the company’s workshop in London.