“The details are details. They make the product. The connections, the connections, the connections. It will in the end be these details that give the product its life.”
The truly innovative begins in the details. Our method embodies years of research in the various disciplines in paper marbling, which have spanned the globe. The arts of Suminagashi and Ebru, emanating from Japan and Turkey centuries ago are both evident in our inaugural collection. Subsequent collections build on these traditions, incorporating new techniques, materials and technologies, exploring the possibilities offered by gradients, metallics, woven natural fibers, and recently, NASA telescope imagery. It is our expansion of traditional practices that makes Calico Wallpaper truly unique. By drawing on the past, present and future, we create something entirely new.
Calico Wallpaper began with the inspiration to move art beyond the frame and incorporate its elements into everyday interior spaces. Through experimentation with the re-appropriation of traditional art forms, and the digital enlargement of unique, handmade patterns, the idea was born to create custom fit, non-repeating wall murals.
Balancing background and foreground, texture, color and pattern to create immersive environments, we are continually exploring the expressive possibilities of living space. We work to blend the beauty, play and abstractions of art with the functional utility of design, thereby creating a product that inspires and invigorates the backdrops of our lives.
Calico Wallpaper was founded by Rachel and Nick Cope.