September 22, 2023
Interior Design: Calico Wallpaper Cofounders Create a Furniture Line Inspired by Italy’s Mosaic Paths
The perches may look soft and inviting—and indeed they are. But Tassara, the debut furniture line by Rachel and Nick Cope of Red Hook–born now TriBeCa-based Calico Wallpaper for Pierre Frey, is inspired by hard tile, specifically, the mosaic paths found in the Italian village the collection was named after. The rough edges of stone tiles and pavers are translated into the asymmetric, organic shapes defining the couple’s sofa, armchair, cushioned bench, and oak coffee table. Hand-turned oak legs meet heavy linen canvas upholstery tinted in faded pastels. The Copes often channel mesmeric skies, galaxies, and sunsets in their soft-focus watercolor or marbled wallpapers, so it’s only fitting their furniture has the same gentle touch.