An exploration of the duality of darkness and light

An evolution of Calico Wallpaper’s inaugural design, Night explores the relationship between darkness and light.

A study in the complementary nature of contrasting elements, Night draws inspiration from the simultaneous obscurity and illumination of the night. Working with traditional marbling techniques, we submerged select inks in pools of water, using delicate gestures to create a flowing pattern. By setting brilliant metallics against a background of rich matte blues and blacks, we evoked the light of the moon and stars set against an inky sky.

Finding beauty and connections in seeming contradictions, Night conjoins the contrasting qualities of darkness and light, illustrating the inseparable opposites found in the cycles of day and night that form the essential framework of our lives.

See projects below:

Fort Worth Washroom

San Francisco Residence

Winnetka Washroom

Enigma Offices NYC

Karen Fairchild’s Nashville Home

Texas Apartment

Tate Dining Room and Bar

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