Schumacher just recently released Martyn Lawrence Bullard’s global inspired wallcovering collection. His collection is based on tiles, panels and other graphic entities seen in the palaces and other grand and royal buildings of Morocco, Turkey and India.
This got us thinking, who else uses global inspiration for wallcovering design?
Donghia’s “Looks Like Tapa Cloth” is a modern take on the authentic Tapa Cloths of the Pacific Islands.
Maya Romanoff just recently released “Meditation Ohm”, a new philanthropy product that goes towards Aid to Artisans. This wallcovering is made by Nepalese artist in the mountainous region of the Himalayas where the Lokta plant grows. This plant’s fiber is typically used to make Buddhist prayer books. Artist form circular patterns of the Lokta scraps with chopsticks to create this beautiful textured wallcovering.
To find out more about Aid to Artisans please visit http://www.aidtoartisans.org/
Milan based designer, Arjumand’s China Collection is bold, colorful and packed full of graphics!
Arjumand’s The Oriental Louloudo Collection was inspired from Turkey to the Balkans!
A blown up photograph taken by the father adorns this child’s bedroom walls and carries you to a different time and place!
Velvet Jade’s Indian inspired wallcoverings carry a super fun twist on the typical Indian motifs!
These are not only visually yummy, but tasty as well! Jade used chili powder to hand flock this pattern.
These two are embellished with Tukmaria and Tapioca seeds!
Irma Boom has created wallcoverings based on nature from around the world.
Color pallets for each design were taken from the actual site. Below is from Waddensea, Netherlands
It’s inspiring to see the different color options as they change from region to region. Shirakami-Sanchi, Japan on the left and and Hawaii Volcanoes, USA shown on the right!
And last, but especially not least, is Dan Funderburgh’s Williamsburg Renaissance! This paper was designed for the Wythe hotel located in his own backyard of the Williamsburg neighborhood in Brooklyn, NY. Local urban sites and landmarks were the inspiration of this wallcovering!
Where would you find inspiration from to create your global inspired wallcovering??