LDF15 >> Calico Wallpaper at Mallett, Dover Street London
Last month Mallett returned to London Design Festival with a new installation entitled DESIGN HOUSE, a unique collaboration with leading International design brands at Ely House on Dover Street from Monday 21st September to Saturday 26th September 2015.
The project, led by their Head of Contemporary Design, Eleonore Halluitte Andrews, saw three international brands, TANE from Mexico, Pomellato from Milan and Calico Wallpaper from New York, take over Ely House for one week to launch their new collections, and host a programme of events and talks, all championing the fusion of 18th century techniques with 21st century design.
Calico Wallpaper marked their UK debut with a bespoke installation of its famed marbled paper for the monumental drawing room of Ely House.
The drawing room designed by Sir Robert Taylor in 1772 still retains its original Georgian mouldings, which elegantly framed the suite of six unique large scale panels created for Design House.
Founded by Nick and Rachel Cope, 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, colour and pattern to create immersive environments, Calico are continually exploring the expressive possibilities of living space.
They work to blend the beauty, play and abstractions of art with the functional utility of design, creating a product that inspires and invigorates the backdrops of our homes.
Visit Calico’s website here.