Set within Beijing’s ancient Baofang Hutong, House of Wang is a new retail concept offering the best international design in a historical setting.
Initially launched as a digital platform soon followed by a physical store, House of Wang follows the unprecedented growth of the luxury design market in China. With the aim of bringing together a diverse range of creative influences, founders Ruby Ren and Eric Wang focused on selecting the best contemporary brands and designers ranging from Apparatus and 1882 Ltd to Nada Debs and Calico Wallpaper…
Designers: Rachel and Willow Cope of Calico Wallpaper
Product: Reverie Collection
Made in: Brooklyn, New York
Standout: The studio co-founder (with husband Nick) collaborates with their five-year-old daughter, the result an expressionistic layering of abstract color fields.
2. Charlap Hyman & Herrero’s Overgrow Type II PVC-free non-repeating custom wall covering in Alice by Calico Wallpaper
If you’re like most people, you stare at your computer or tech devices more hours than not throughout the day, so why not make it something cool to see? Each month we enlist artists, designers, and companies to create cool desktop wallpapers with beautiful patterns and quotes that you can download for free to use on desktops and mobile devices… January 2020 by Calico Wallpaper in collaboration with artist and sculptor Fernando Mastrangelo featuring a quote by Georgia O’Keefe
Chifa’s been open less than one week but its collabs are already extending beyond the Nünchi dessert. Humberto can’t reveal too much about future collabs, but the custom striped wallpaper – made with Calico Wallpaper – will be available for sale sometime this month, and in seven new colorways in January.
The embrace of color, which won’t come as a surprise to anyone familiar with Humberto’s work in the fashion space, comes from a Cantonese phrase his mother would use when he was growing up. “It translates as ‘Wear this color, it will steal people’s eyes,'” he said. “I’ve always kept that in mind, and I think it’s why a lot of my work is about color.”
And the 500-square-foot, 48-seat dining room of Chifa is overflowing with eye-stealing color…A mint-colored terrazzo floor is inlaid with eight Valentine-worthy pink hearts and the walls are papered in a green and black pattern that’s part zebra stripe and part wood grain.
“It’s called Heartwood,” Humberto said of the wallpaper pattern. “It’s a collaboration with Caclico Wallpaper, and people can actually buy it.”
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Dress Things Up with Metallics
Use a contemporary wallpaper with a metallic sheen for a dreamy, ethereal feel. In this nursery designed by White Arrow, the abstract Calico Wallpaper will still add some beauty and style no matter how the space is used in the future.
“When designing clothes, you always think about the space the person would be in,” says Humberto Leon, cofounder of cult fashion brand Opening Ceremony and former creative director of Kenzo. With his latest venture, a Peruvian-Chinese restaurant in Los Angeles named Chifa after the popular fusion food, he’s realized that space. And, oh, what a world it is: From heart-shaped windows to zebra-print wallpaper to scalloped tables and wavy flatware, his cool, colorful stamp is everywhere…”
Our Heartwood Collection, made in collaboration with Humberto Leon, is featured in the photos above wrapping the entire restaurant in a custom color.
Photography by Jarod Wang
400 W. Huron St., No. 1101, Chicago: $3,150,000 Listed: Sept. 15, 2020
This two-bedroom condominium in a River North high-rise has 2 1/2 bathrooms and features an open living area spanning the length of the home’s 368-square-foot terrace. Along with sweeping city views, the home touts pathway lighting, black slate flooring and a surround sound system throughout the home.
Calico Wallpaper’s Flora Collection in the colorway Wildflower in the master bedroom (3rd & 7th images), Aurora Collection in the colorway Ray in one bedroom (5th image) and the colorway Petal in another bedroom (6th image).
Photography by Hanna Grankvist and Nicholas Cope
10. Erosions by Calico Wallpaper
Multimedia artist and Snarkitecture cofounder Daniel Arsham’s first foray into the genre arrives in the form of a trompe l’oeil design that seems to burst through the wall.
Standouts: The nonrepeating custom mural in a selenite colorway is LEED certified, using Type II PVC and POA
For its newest launch, Brooklyn-based Calico Wallpaper collaborated with an unexpected up-and-coming artist: 5-year-old Willow Cope. A true joint effort, the collection (titled Reverie) evolved from drawings and paintings Willow made—to which her mom, Rachel Cope, cofounder and creative director at Calico, layered on her own designs to add texture and depth. Originally the pieces were slated to be part of an exhibition, but when that fell through due to the pandemic, Cope reimagined the works in progress as wallpaper in a range of hues, from icy sky blues to ethereal pinks…
Visually exploding from the wall is Erosions, a new collection for Calico Wallpaper that builds off of Arsham’s large-scale murals displayed at Perrotin gallery in 2018. The vast trompe l’oeil design captures a multifaceted cluster of crystals bursting through the plaster surface of na otherwise nondescript wall.
The original design is informed by a series of selenite works Arsham created that capture his “dystopian vision of the future,” where culture is eroded and teh objects that define our modern life are rendered irrelevant. “Artistic process is at the heart of Calico Wallpaper, and we’re excited to bring the result of an ongoing collaboration with Daniel Arsham to a wide audience,” Nick Cope, cofounder of Calico Wallpaper, said in a statement.
The designers have installed a dramatic, crawling landscape of vines in the Gobelin Room at Austria’s Schloss Hollenegg for Design.
It isn’t every day that a designer gets the chance to create a permanent installation in a 12th-century castle. So when architecture studio Charlap Hyman & Herrero (CH&H) was invited to take part in a residency at Austria’s Schloss Hollenegg for Design, founders Adam Charlap Hyman and Andre Herrero jumped at the opportunity.
Every year, Alice Stori Liechtenstein –whose family has owned the property since 1821 — pairs designers and manufacturers to participate in an annual exhibition. This year she brought together CH&H and Brooklyn’s Calico Wallpaper, which is how the designers found themselves standing in the palace, decorating the walls and ceilings of its Gobelin Tapestry Room. Overgrow, a non-repeating wallpaper, was inspired by the lush greenery that creeps up the castle’s walls and spills down from trellises over covered walkways. Charlap Hyman describes the medieval structure as wild and organic. “When we were getting our tour on the first day, Alice kept having to break through vines that had overtaken shutters to open the windows,” he explains. “It really left an impression.”
Daniel Arsham has partnered with Calico Wallpaper to bring his Erosion artwork to the masses. The result is a 3D-effect wallpaper that can be pasted in your home, adding Arsham’s touch to your walls.
The Erosion print is available in its original Perrotin Gallery-exhibited colorway of “Selenite.” A trompe l’oeil design depicts crystals and plaster in a 3D-effect, printed to look as if the crystals are coming out of the wall and that there is a deep cavern in your walls.
Arsham’s dystopian eroded work for your home was created with a high-tech scanning process that captured – in minute detail – the images of crystal and plaster. Other colors including “Volcanic Ash” and “Pyrite,” “Blue Calcite,” and “Rose Quartz” are also set to release soon.
Calico Wallpaper’s collaboration with lighting designer Lindsey Adelman culminated in the production of the Eden Collection. A behind-the-scenes look at the process behind the collection was shown in this Wall Street Journal piece featured in the June/July 2020 issue of the printed magazine.
Following his collaboration with UNIQLO UT and Pokemon earlier this year, Daniel Arhsam is now tapping into the world of interior design with Brooklyn-based Calico Wallpaper. Through the partnership, the artist’s signature eroded motif can now be brought home in the form of a wallpaper.
Dubbed “Erosions,” the collection was initially created as a large-scale wall mural for an exhibition at New York’s Perrotin Gallery back in 2018. The wallpaper features a trompe l’oeil motif that shows the illusion of fragments of crystal peeping through the wall, giving a three-dimensional effect overall. The pattern was originally developed through Arhsam’s series of large selenite art pieces that represents the creative’s dystopian view of the future…
Lindsey Adelman Designs a Mural-Style Wallpaper
The product, which is titled Eden, shows off a different side of the lighting designer’s capabilities. It’s come to fruition thanks to a collaboration with Calico Wallpaper, with whom Adelman first partnered in 2018. “Collaborating with Lindsey on this project was a delight,” Calico Wallpaper’s Rachel Cope comments to AD PRO. “We have a similar approach to the creative process in that we see beauty in imperfection. Eden celebrates that-it has an organic quality, like it’s handmade.”
Calico Wallpaper has debuted ‘Eden’ a new wallpaper collection designed by Lindsey Adelman. The collection draws inspiration from watercolors that Lindsey created during a self-imposed artist residency on Belle-Ile, an island off the coast of Brittany, France.
Cut off from the rest of the world, Adelman was inspired by the island’s natural beauty and her daily foraging walks to create something new, outside of her normal practices and without the confines of a schedule. The result was a series of small watercolor paintings, based on collections of plants, flowers, and seeds, which were translated into this new wallpaper collection.
In collaboration with Adelman, the Calico Wallpaper team spent weeks collaging the paintings into a composition of nearly 100 plant portraits before digitally printing the images. The printing process incorporated the use of hand-applied meta leaf, creating a unique ground of natural pressed metals that gives an organic variation to the mural-style wallpaper.
“I couldn’t be more thrilled to be collaborating with Calico Wallpaper to transform these designs into wallpaper,” Adelman commented. “It has been a labor of love. I’m especially pleased with the addition of metal leaf, which elevates everything. I hope a bit of the feeling I had making it comes through when people see it.”
The collection is available in seven colorways, including gold, silver, and a reprise of Lindsey’s original watercolor palette.
Foliate or floral, there’s nothing that brings summer into an interior more surely than a botanical print. Plant-based patterns are appearing on some of the bestselling bedding collections of spring/summer 2020, and botanical illustrations have inspired wallcoverings, fabrics and even bathroom furniture…
Something wonderful and fairy tale-like happens to buildings after a few centuries: They become covered in vines. Take Schloss Hollenegg, a 12th-century castle located in the east Austrian hills, where the greenery spills down the facade from covered walkways three stories high. The verdant display is the product of hundreds of years, but you don’t have to wait to recreate it inside your own home. Brooklyn-based company Calico Wallpaper and design firm Charlap Hyman & Herrero captured the lush vines in the form of wallpaper, debuting the collection, dubbed Overgrow, this May inside one of Schloss Hollenegg’s wood-paneled rooms…
LAUNCHES, COLLABORATIONS & PARTNERSHIPS
Calico Wallpaper has launched a new mural-style wallpaper featuring the designs of Lindsey Adelman, best known for her bespoke lighting fixtures. The Eden collection showcases Adelman’s lesser-known design side, inspired by a series of small watercolor paintings of plants, flower, and seeds.
Picture yourself stepping into an aging English manor house — or perhaps even a crumbling medieval castle. A cracked pane of glass or gaping window frame lets a creeping vine run wild within the parlor. It’s dreamy, romantic, and like something out of a storybook or the setting of where the love interest proclaims his undying devotion to a Jane Austen leading lady. Now, it can be your bedroom, living room, or library thanks to a collective wallpaper from Calico and design firm Charlap Hyman & Herrero.
Called “Overgrow,” this “lush and verdant” pattern, as it’s described on Calico’s website, is a watercolor-like vine motif” adorned with a variety of insect life.” It starts dense at the top, and shoots into fingers of foliage that reach for the baseboards.
“Overgrow” reads more like a hand painted mural than sheets of wallpaper, meaning it will add a taste of homeyness to the space you’re working with. The design was specifically created for the Gobelin Room at the 12th-century castle Schloss Hollenegg in Austria.
“The designers distort the distinction between the decorated interior and the wilderness beyond, while referencing the presence of historical landscape wallpaper throughout the castle,” the wallpaper’s story reads on Calico’s site. “Installed amongst the furnishings of a stately bedroom and large tapestries from the 17th century, the mural teeters between a romantic suggestion of man’s poetic relationship with nature and an ominous reminder that all buildings will become ruins eventually, overtaken by the untamable.”
This master bedroom features a striking feature wall, with a dramatic Calico wallpaper.
There’s a certain sumptuousness to this space, with its rich textures and colours.
Image Credit: James Merrell
…This month, Calico Wallpaper launches Eden, a mural-style design strewn with Adelman’s loose, branching botanicals printed on hand-leafed metallic grounds. (There are seven color options, including gold and silver.) Like all of the company’s offerings, Eden is meant to cover a wall without repeating; the team spent weeks collaging nearly 100 of Adelman’s paintings, capturing naturalistic clumps and voids in the process…
Ravaged Beauty for Your Home
A new wall covering creates an instant look of disaster.
Shuttered businesses, job losses and relationships under duress — the world may seem to be falling apart as a result of the coronavirus. Turns out there’s a wallpaper for that.
The artist Daniel Arsham, a co-founder of the design studio Snarkitecture, has collaborated with Calico Wallpaper on a trompe l’oeil wall covering that will make a room look like its crumbling away.
“Erosions” is based on a mural Mr. Arsham and Calico created for a gallery show in 2018. To achieve it, the artist made castings of eroded surfaces; then the company used a scanning process to digitize the works. Gallery goers loved the one-off piece, and now Calico is printing the design on clay-coated paper for use in residences.
While the wall covering appears to depict wreckage, it may have a hopeful message: The faux gouges contain crystals, “which we associate with growth,” said Mr. Arsham, speaking from his weekend house on Long Island where he has hunkered down with his wife and children.
“There’s an ambiguity,” he added. “Are things falling apart or are they growing to some kind of completion?”
C’è l’idea romantica dei muri coperti da rampicanti dietro la nuova creazione di Calico Wallpaper, una carta da parati che riproduce un’edera dipinta a mano scendere dal soffitto. La collezione Overgrown è una decorazione che supera il concetto di pattern per diventare quasi un’installazione domestica.
E non è un caso infatti se l’idea nata dalla collaborazione con lo studio Charlap Hyman & Herrero è stata presentata in un castello austriaco in occasione di Schloss Hollenegg for design, progetto curato dalla fondatrice Alice Stori Liechtenstein.
Video by James Eades, Steven Wilsey, and Stephanie Couture
Today VDF teams up with Schloss Hollenegg for a tour of the historic castle in Austria and live interview with curator Alice Stori Liechtenstein.
Stori Liechtenstein spoke live to Dezeen’s founder and editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs, as well as sharing a specially recorded tour of Schloss Hollenegg.
The castle, which dates back to 1163, is home to Schloss Hollenegg for Design, a cultural programme established by Stori Liechtenstein in 2015.
Last week saw the opening of Walden, an exhibition exploring our relationship with the wilder side of the natural world, which features works by 22 designers.
On the tour, you can watch above as well as on Dezeen’s Facebook page, Stori Liechtenstein discusses the pieces, which are dotted around the castle and its grounds, the recounts the history of her home.
Usually closed to the public, the castle opens once a year to the public for its annual design show. This year’s public opening has been cancelled due to coronavirus, but the exhibition has been mounted and will be brought to life via the live tour and an accompanying video.
Participants in the Walden exhibition are Crafting Plastics, Charlap Hyman & Herrero, Calico Wallpaper, Marlène Huissoud, cc-tapis, Klemens Schillinger, Sophie Dries, Kaia, Arvid & Marie, Thomas Ballouhey, Thomas Barger, BNAG, Commonplace, Marianne Drews, Jonas Edvard, Destroyers/Buildres, Marc Leschelier, mischer’traxler, Odd Matter, Marylou Petot, Studio B Severin, Study O Portable, Studiotut, Evalie Wagner and Sander Wassink.