Minimal yet vibrant wallpaper by Front design studio
Wallpaper for some reason is like a stepchild of the design field; though it provides an almost unlimited canvas for creative experimentation, it still carries a notion of the old-fashioned aesthetics of heavy draperies, dark rooms, and overcrowded spaces. Maybe because of the geometric explosion of mid-century walls, today’s interiors rather use paint for decorating the immense empty surfaces. Wallpaper, however, does not necessarily have to be some sateen-heavy vintage monster; as it has been recently demonstrated by Swedish Front design studio.
Known mainly for their furniture designs, the Front team collaborated with manufacturer ECO Wallpaper, to release a series of tastefully minimal yet decorative wallpaper designs. The triggering idea was a simple one: they started from paper cut-outs to create a 3D effect wallpaper. The initial experimentation was translated into a single paper form that recreates the light-shadow interplay of paper strips. First, paper was front cut, then woven and folded into various shapes, then finally sketched.
The result is 9 different patterns, including Drapey, Woven, Dotted, and several more versions. While the sheets are kept white, the trompe l’oeil effect of shadows create a subtly vibrating effect, bringing walls to life. With this brilliantly simple and playful step, Front managed to create a fascinating new type of wallpeper that still fits today’s minimalist interior trends seamlessly.
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