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7. Arcade

The expansive hallway leading up to the famed Arcade Bakery in Tribeca has been transformed using Calico Wallpaper’s new collection, Relic, and Chamber by Workstead. For the project, the bakery’s train-car like alcoves with fold-down tables implemented by Workstead in 2014 will be enhanced by the luminous new wallcovering as well as the addition of sculptural lighting fixtures by the New York design studio. “Our collaboration is meant to create a design moment that can be enjoyed by all visitors, whether they are regulars at the bakery or stopping by for the first time,” says Nick Cope, cofounder of Calico Wallpaper. Through May 21

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Calico Wallpaper and Workstead at Arcade Bakery

Design studio Workstead – known for the Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg, among other projects – and Calico Wallpaper have created an architecturally inspired installation inside the Neoclassical Merchants Square Building in Tribeca. In the unassuming Arcade Bakery, which nearly blends into the historic building with fold-down tables, Workstead’s Chamber collection of sleek lighting fixtures are mounted against Calico’s new metallic Relic wallpaper. This metal-on-metal aesthetic brings out the richness of Arcade Bakery’s existing space, which, fittingly, Workstead designed in 2014.

May 14-21, Arcade Bakery, 220 Church Street, New York

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Brooklyn studios Workstead and Calico Wallpaper have created cosy nooks inside an arcade-cum-cafe in Manhattan to present their latest launches for this year’s NYCxDesign festival.

Calico Wallpaper and Workstead designed the installation to take over Tribeca’s Arcade Bakery – a cafe that Workstead completed in 2014.

Located inside the historic Merchants Square Building, the bakery features a marble-floored corridor with inlays and contours that house fold-down tables for customers to enjoy baked goods.

Within these nooks are Workstead’s latest sconces, alongside new Calico Wallpaper designs.

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Arcade by Calico Wallpaper x Workstead
220 Church Street, Lower Manhattan
14-21 May 2019

Calico Wallpaper and design studio Workstead have teamed up to create an immersive installation to showcase their new designs inside Tribeca’s historical Neoclassical Merchants Square Building. The Workstead-designed Arcade Bakery is right next door for tired design-enthusiasts to fuel up on baked goods.

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Staged within the historic arcade of the neoclassical Merchant’s Square Building in Tribeca, a harmonious joint effort between Calico Wallpaper and Workstead opens, presenting their latest collections together. The show promises to play to both studios’ individual strengths in the obscure space that also houses Arcade Bakery – a Workstead-designed rest stop for coffee and baked goods.

14-21 May; Arcade Bakery, 220 Church Street10013

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May 14

“Arcade” at the Merchants Square Building

The Brooklyn-based design firms Workstead and Calico Wallpaper introduce new lighting and wallpaper in a joint lobby installation.

Through May 21 at 220 Church Street

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…Elsewhere at Salone, the British designer Faye Toogood collaborated with the Brooklyn-based Calico Wallpaper to create “Muse”, a series of painterly wallcoverings that evoke the nine daughters of Zeus. The paper began life last year when Toogood was invited to temporarily decorated the office of the Italian Vogue editor, Emanuele Farneti. But rather than imagining a clean-edged, intimidating “male” office, Toogood filled the space with her curvy, chubby chairs and clad the wall in a hanging canvas of muses from the magazine’s half century of cover stars.

So successful were these figurative renderings that she revisited them this year, casting everyone from Coco Chanel to Marie Curie as her muse. Not that you could identify them. THere’s a deliberate anonymity to her design. “It doesn’t matter who they are,” says Toogood, “it’s about the symbolism behind them. Muse implies that they’re important. It’s about their strength.”

Such a focus on womanly creativity is not typical of Toogood, who unsurprisingly bristles at being wheeled out as a “female” furniture maker and designer. Her work typically plays with gender, blurring the lines between the sexes. “We don’t have any male muses though,” she observes, “only female.”

It’s worth noting that Toogood gave birth to twin girls in 2017. “I’ve spent the last year and a half being the ultimate mother — it’s been a moment of domestic heaviness,” she continues.

“It amazes me what women can do. Becoming a mother has enabled me to embrace that feminine power, rather than deny it,”

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Calico Wallpaper + Faye Toogood’s Muse

From CH favorite Calico Wallpaper and British artist Faye Toogood, the Muse Collection features a non-repeating tableau of iconic women against six different colorways. Based on Toogood’s sweeping, hand-painted works, each wallpaper feels like a timeless rumination on inspiration. Muse is available now.

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Still / Life

Three boutique ateliers: bespoke wallpaper company Calico, design studio Ladies & Gentlemen, and Australian ceramics company MUD banded together to create a dreamy exhibition. Featuring Calico Wallpaper’s Muse wallpaper, made in collaboration with artist and designer Faye Toogood, lighting from Ladies & Gentlemen, and earth-hued tableware from MUD, the serene oasis was a moment of calm in the heart of design week.

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“There is undoubtedly an excitement surrounding pattern at the moment,” says Nick Cope, who cofounded Calico Wallpaper with his wife, Rachel. “Wallpaper has had certain connotations over the years. However, we are always focused on our mission to elevate wallpaper to high art.”…

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During the 2019 Fuorisalone, a series of showrooms and pop-up exhibitions awaken the usually silent via Maroncelli, a few steps from the Feltrinelli Foundation. Among wallpapers with oversize feminine motifs, sculptural lights and furniture signed by Brazilian masters, here is a series of projects for which it is worth visiting this corner near the Brera Design District.

The second collaboration between Faye Toogood and Calico Wallpaper – a company based in Brooklyn (New York) specializing in fine wallpapers – gave birth to Muse (photo above), a fresh and spontaneous wall covering. The aesthetic and the distinctive color palette of the British designer animate a series of female silhouettes, each different from the other, which intertwine and dance on the walls of the space in Via Maroncelli 7, open on an inner courtyard. Founded in 2013 by Rachel and Nick Cope, Calico Wallpaper has developed a technique that allows the company to customize and apply Muse to any environment.

In the room adjacent to Calico there is the Still / Life exhibition created by the American lighting company Ladies & Gentlemen, in collaboration with MUD Australia, a Sydney-based brand specializing in ceramics. The long friendship and the shared aesthetic and design approach have led the two companies to jointly present their respective collections in a welcoming setting imagined by Jean Lee, co-founder of Ladies & Gentlemen. The delicate and sinuous curves of the Myrna series of lamps (the name is a tribute to the American Actress Myrna Loy, NDR) dialogue with the delicate porcelain collections of MUD Australia, handcrafted in a range of soft and opaque colors.

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Calico Wallpaper’s collaboration with Faye Toogood

This is Calico’s second collaboration with Faye Toogood, so clearly it knows it’s onto something great. Muse, the painterly collection of wallpaper, honors iconic women like Marie Curie and Coco Chanel with a combination of sweeping brushstrokes and expressive forms, plus Calico’s digital technologies. Pick a wallpaper (there are different background colors to create a series of six colorways) and the results are essentially custom murals. The collection will be available for purchase soon through Calico Wallpaper’s site.

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For its second Milan Design Week showcase, technology behemoth Google created an experimental three-room installation that intertwined design with human biology. Visitors were invited to wear a google wristband and then led through the rooms. At the end, they find out in which interior setting they most at ease. Pictured, the ‘Vital’ room, read more here.

Our Aurora Collection in the color way Heaven installed in the exhibition, pictured above.

Photography: Edoardo Delille


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Faye Toogood x Calico Wallpaper

Aprés avoir collaboré à la première édition de Life in Vogue l’an dernier à Milan, la designeuse britannique Faye Toogood décline cette fois ses illustrations féminines pour Calico Wallpaper à travers une nouvelle collection baptisée Muse. Cette installation mettra également à l’honneur les luminaires de Ladies & Gentlemen Studio et les céramiques de Mud Australia.

Du 9 au 14 avril, via Pietro Maroncelli, 7, Milan

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The Australian Contingent:

It would be remiss of Design daily not to point out that Australian designers will be arriving in Milan en masse. Local Design alone is brining the work of 44 Australian designers! In addition to this ENORMOUS showcase, ceramics studio Mud Australia will be showing with New York design duo Ladies & Gentlemen at an installation called Still Life in collaboration with New York’s Calico Wallpaper.

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Already known for their dazzling collections that effortlessly elevate wallpaper to high art, Nick and Rachel Cope, the husband-and-wife duo behind Calico Wallpaper, have reached even greater heights at this year’s Milan Design Week. They find a confidante in British design doyenne Faye Toogood by translating her painterly prints of female figures into a breathtaking series neck-and-neck with the Brooklyn-based studio’s career-defining works but with half a decade’s worth of refinement, exploration, and joie de vivre packed into it.

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Calico Wallpaper x Ladies & Gentlemen Studio x MUD Australia: Still / Life

Via Maroncelli, 7

Those seeking temporary respite from the Milan Design Week bustle may find solace in Still / Life, a sensorial installation conceived by Ladies & Gentlemen Studio founders Dylan Davis and Jean Lee. Ceramics purveyor MUD Australia showcases a new series of matte porcelain objects in a subtle colorways to celebrate the brand’s 25th anniversary. A site-specific custom print of Calico Wallpaper’s dreamy Aurora pattern backdrops the arrangement, illuminated by Ladies & Gentlemen Studio’s new Myrna fixtures. In the next room, Calico Wallpaper debuts the Muse collection, which translates Faye Toogood’s original hand-painted artworks that create a painterly tableau of feminine expressions.

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Nick and Rachel Cope, the husband-wife duo behind Calico Wallpaper, translated an original hand-painted artwork by Faye Toogood into a larger-scale love letter to the endless diversity and variety of the female form. Toogood’s sweeping brushstrokes create a painterly tableau of feminine expressions and poses that evoke such iconic muses as Coco Chanel and Marie Curie.

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Calico Wallpaper with Faye Toogood
This wallpaper, part of the Muse collection created by British designer Faye Toogood for New York-based Calico Wallpaper, eliminates the need to hang up any art. Viewers can immerse themselves in Toogood’s stunning designs, the colors of which were created with legendary women like Marie Curie and Coco Chanel in mind.

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The collaborative work of Calico Wallpaper and Faye Toogood “stretches a few years back,” Calico Wallpaper cofounder Nick Cope tells AD PRO. In 2017, the design house and renowned English designer came together to create a wall-scape inspired by the British Isles landscapes of Toogood’s childhood. While the rest is design history, Nick and Rachel Cope, his partner in work and in life, kept their eyes on Toogood’s continuously evolving designs…

The wallpaper’s title, Muse, took things to the next level. Fittingly, every colorway is named after a women whom Toogood and the Copes all admire. Summing up his own thoughts on the project, Nick notes what an honor it was to work with Toogood, considering the fact that “she’s somewhat of a muse to us as a designer.”

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Calico Wallpaper, Ladies & Gentlemen Studio and MUD Australia team up to provide visitors with a rotating series of sensory experiences that invite guests to share a moment of introspection—the perfect mindset to take in MUD’s new collection of minimalist tableware and lighting. Calico will also show off Muse with FayeToogood, a hand-painted collection that celebrates the female form. (Via Pietro Maroncelli 7)

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Designer Keren Richter has worked on a lot of projects over the years, but this one is her most personal yet.

Working slowly and intentionally over the course of two years, the creative director and cofounder of design firm White Arrow put together a magical nursery for her 2-year-old daughter, Mira. And it all started with the wallpaper…

Photography by Cody Guilfoyle

Architectural Digest: William Randolph Hearst’s New York Penthouse Gets a Modern Makeover

“It’s such an easy room to make such a big impact,” says Leifer. Coombs created a curved countertop to echo the drip detail on the Calico wallpaper, and Leifer commissioned custom gilding by Contraposto for the ceiling and crown molding. Sconces by Waterworks, a faucet by Graff, and a sink basin by Vitraform complete the jewel box conceit.

Our Satori Collection in the colorway Echo was installed in the bathroom makeover of William Randolph Hearst’s New York Penthouse by Bennett Leifer Interiors.

Photography by Stephen Kent Johnson

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The Calico process combines artisanal methods with decorative arts, such as traditional marbling and dip-dying techniques, with innovative digital technologies. Calico Wallpaper collaborates with important designers and architects. In addition to residential projects, Calico Wallpaper designs have been exhibited internationally at the London Design Festival (2015 and 2017), at the Milan Furniture Fair (2015 and 2017), and have won a place in the permanent collection at Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum.

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The New York-based gallery Friedman Benda’s stand is a zen-like space in the middle of the bustling fair. Fluttering marbled fabric, designed by Calico Wallpaper, encloses a contemporary take on the traditional Japanese rock garden.

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Thirty four exhibitions encapsulate Design Miami, composing “eleven Curio presentations representing venues from twelve countries,” according to organizers. Design trends include the use of industrial materials and processes, 3-D printing and robotics.

Founded in Brooklyn, N.Y., the artisanal Calico Wallpaper company exhibition titled “The Color and The Shape” focuses on the firm’s bespoke wallpaper envisioned by London designer Philippe Malouin in collaboration with Nick and Rachel Cope.

“The idea originated out of experiments in creating shapes by tearing paper by hand,” explains Rachel Cope, co-founder and creative director at Calico Wallpaper. “We then began to overlay the resulting organic forms to create a large-scale collage.” Materials range from from Tyvek and paper to mesh. The full collection will be available after the show.