Shinwari, Dianne Perry, Europe discussed on Convo By Design®


You look design and style the verticals the upstanding barriers. Yeah we're talking about wallpaper. Ooh so much has changed when it comes to design in general over the past ten years specifically but dramatic changes in wall coverings have been a major focus for many creatives who were actively seeking new designed frontiers to conquer. I would say the last major developments in wallpaper. Given what the nineteen seventies with new and experimental colors metallics and flocks. Interesting to note that wallpaper dates back to the sixteenth century much of which was used to design the interiors of cabinetry by the twentieth century. It was ubiquitous designs. Were simple at first. Floral motifs to to make the repeat an easier process block printed with different colors stamped over the last to create desired effect over time the process in europe got to be incredibly intricate and quality control got better flocks became popular using powdered wool. That was the byproduct of the wool industry. Think about that idea for a moment. What a remarkable use for a wasted product until the aforementioned nineteen seventies. Pretty much abused. The concept in unimaginable ways flocking. I'm referring to combined with metallics and a color palette spilled over from the psychedelic nineteen sixties backtracking for a moment around the seventeenth century. Shinwari style papers were coming out of asia and could be found in the stylish boutiques of paris and london. These were painted not printed with non repeating compositions with vivid color that lent the feel of true luxury. Many designers have shared with me a trepidation for wallpaper on the part of their clients. The rationales all make sense a still fresh propulsion from the nineteen nine hundred ninety s a fear that it becomes instantly dated or clashes with the furnishings fixtures. Art that final point is one. I want to focus on the art and that is really a good point because the proliferation of art at all price levels It's exploded over the past eight to ten years in the us. And this leads me into my conversation with dianne perry president of airing environments i about the company founded in two thousand twelve area. Environments is a studio that curates originals from contemporary artists and with that produces large format wallpapers and murals. This feels like the natural progression for the medium thinking about this differently in a perfect world one could build the space style and scale around the art. But that's not realistic. So what about finding the art that you love and stretching molding and conforming it to the space you have you see. That makes sense dianne. Perry has been with area environments since twenty eighteen and has an extensive art background. She's a photographer. Graphic designer who originally studied fashion design. And we'll use that as the primer for my chat with diane are you subscribing to the podcast..

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