Marcel Wanders on (Wall) Paper


Among the buzzed-about launches at this year’s Milan Furniture Fair was designer Marcel Wanders‘ wallpaper designs for Graham & Brown, the British wallcovering company that has put the likes of Umbra and fashion designer Julien MacDonald on a roll. Wanders’ “Couture” line (pictured above) includes eight designs in a range of colors, and there’s something for everyone. “Suzanne” (above, at right) uses a floral motif that looks ripped from Herr Rorschach‘s brocade analysis couch, while “Henry” (at left) is a fresh, variegated stripe. “Audrey,” at first glance a staid tartan, doesn’t look so much like wallpaper as a pattern whispered onto the wall by a troupe of softspoken Scottish interior design sprites, and “Stella” employs a giant honeycomb pattern, so probably best to leave its hanging to professionals. And if Wanders’ wall patterns makes your eyes tired, don’t worry. We hear the designer is following Fabien Baron into the world of eyewear design with an imminent line of specs for MODO. More images of women defying gravity in the presence of Wanders’ wallpaper after the jump.

(All images courtesy Graham & Brown)
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