While travelling around Europe from a design fair to another, we realized that wallpaper has come back into fashion in a big way over the past few years as people seek to add more personality and character to their living spaces. The wealth of colours, patterns and textures available from today’s extensive varieties of wallpapers is unparalleled.
Wallpaper is a no-irreversible choice of style that allows you to get impressive results much more a common wall paint can do and here a list of amazing wallpapers for your home!
A French invention, panoramic wallpaper's first appearance goes back to the end of the 18th century, its expansion to the Restoration and its last breaths in the 1970/1980s.
The new Domestic landscapes propose rehabilitating and reintroducing monumental decors with panoramic wallpaper by making a clean sweep of the photographic tracks explored in the past and by proposing about 10 artists, designers or graphic artists to create contemporary decors which today can justify rehabilitating this type of decor. The entire collection on DOMESTIC.
+41 - down the rabbit hole
Dylan Martorell - wholearth
Elisabeth - Arkhipoff arkhip
ich et kar - Ocean
Pandarosa - Mont-rose
02. HEAT SENSITIVE
This is a great new trend, spreading from textile to all the production sectors: more and more often you meet fabrics or papers or plastics with the capacity of ranging different colours depending on the temperature.
Shi Yuan has created this a painting that reacts when you touch it.
TOUCH ME by Zane Berzina
04. TOTAL WHITE
Wallpaper allows you to exagerate with colours as well as to confirm your love for clean spaces and minimalism.
Patterns are traditional but they reminds of damask and precious fabrics, with regal colours and refined tactile effects: gorgeous tartans, floral trails and masque print in beiges, chocolates, golds, oranges, reds and deep violet tones.
06. INTERACTIVE AND DIY
The real goal of this kind of wallpapers is entertaining rathen then just decorating. You have to do something with them before they get the final configuration.
Linda florence creates intricate floral pattern wallpaper hidden under a layer of silver foil. The wallpaper has to be scratched using a coin or other tool to reveal the pattern below.
In 5.5 Designers the wall is a place for playing that will change over time.
This wallpaper projects by Loop Ph blends art with neuroscience: ‘people are invited to paint the paint-by-numbers-wallpaper after being prescribed a colour from undergoing a short comparative test.’ The colours are chosen based on psychophysical test that aims to find the colour which enhances their well-being.
Dutch designer Christiaan Postma designed this wallpaper to do double duty as a giant calendar.
07. GRAPHIC SOUL
Patterns express a renewed and deep contemporary love for graphics and drawings. Often reminding of the ancient hyper-detailed prints or etchings and showing natural or urban landscapes.
Tree wallpaper found at Bulthaup Berlin during DMY 2012
Foto Credits @Matteo Cupella
Swedish graphic design Lisa Bengtsson designed ‘the family’ wallpaper pattern getting inspired by the walls of the past that overflowed with paintings and other hangings.
The designs by Alistair Mcauley and Paul Simmons (from timorous beasties) look like traditional on the surface ‘but closer inspection
reveals a nightmarish vision of contemporary glasgow where crack addicts, prostitutes and the homeless
are depicted against a forbidding backdrop of dilapidated tower blocks and scavenging seagulls'.
While most wallpapers stick to two-dimensions, these wall panels explore three-dimensions, thanks to the use of new, super-light materials.
Jaime Salm has designed an array of different designs each of which is made from recycled paper.
Torafu architects designed this wall organizer for the claska hotel in meguro, japan. This design lets the hotel guests know what goes where by using the simple shapes.
Wallpaper with integrated LED lights that allow users to display text and images, that change colour according to the humidity levels in the room or read your SMS messages. Animated wallpapers that use digital overhead projectors to display neverending new patterns.Obviously it's not only a matter of lights but also of technology!
While this wallpaper by Dario Buzzini may seem normal on the surface, a series of switches and displays lie beneath.
Artist Christopher Pearson has designed a series of animated wallpapers: thanks to projectors leaf patterns appear to blow in the wind and the scene shown in toil patterns appear real, moving and changing over time.
Also detractors af wallpaper - many people still favour ceramic tiles due to the myriad benefits to be had from this versatile material- can't come to appreciate wallpaper's patterns and overall effect. So that some tiles are high-fedelity reproductions of wallpaper's textures.
French ceramic tile manufacturer Novoceram has produced a range of tiles that bring the beauty and intricacy of wallpaper together with the functionality and resistance of ceramic tiles.