Calico’s inaugural collection was inspired by a rare sample of antique paper found by chance in a New York curiosity shop. Moved by the intricate and evolving microcosmic shapes, we experimented with contemporizing the pattern, melding traditional marbling techniques with modern designs to create a series of unique signature styles—Wabi, Lunaris and Night.
Wabi’s fluid design is influenced by Wabi-Sabi and acknowledges the beauty in impermanence, transience, and imperfection. Lunaris’ intricate topographical pattern is the result of a detailed study of lunar photography. And Night’s distinctive motif was inspired by the rich marble in the Hall of Mirrors at the Palace of Versailles, whose patterns we digitally transposed and transformed to bring out their ‘darker side.
This is the full collection of 9 samples
The product is printed on a Type II Substrate, a vinyl wallcovering that is scuff-resistant and can tolerate moisture and heat (Fire Rated A – ASTM E84).
Wabi Cloud, Wabi Bone, Wabi River, Night Indigo, Night Aubergine, Night Slate, Lunaris Fog, Lunaris Smoke, Lunaris Midnight.
Calico Wallpaper is a designer of bespoke wallpaper. It was founded in Brooklyn, New York in 2013 by creative and life-partners Rachel and Nick Cope. Their process combines artisanal methods from the decorative arts with innovative digital technologies. The result is an entirely customised and non-repeating wall mural. Calico aims to raise wallpaper to the status of art through their original use of gilded metallic colours and a buoyant style which creates depth and movement.