Evoking the illusive and ever-changing nature of clouds, the Cirrus Collection explores the elements of water, earth and atmosphere in a series of hand-painted watercolors.
Combining natural brushstrokes with a rich reflective glaze, Cirrus transposes a series of delicate washes onto gold and silver metallics. To create this collection we experimented with the effects of subtle textures and patterns while using only the simplest of materials. Beginning with minimal hues and carefully adjusting levels of saturation we gradually arrived at Cirrus’s delicately balanced tones. We printed this hand-painted pattern onto a metallic ground material, augmenting the soft watercolors with the golds and silvers of this lustrous backdrop. Available in six distinctive colorways, Cirrus evokes the formation and dissolution of clouds against an abstract horizon.
The collection is inspired by water’s perpetual transience. From its evaporation into a suspension of clouds, to its rainy return to the earth, and eventually its journey through streams and rivers to the ocean, water is in a perpetual state of transition. Counterbalancing this constant movement, we look to the steadying power of the horizon—a point of grounding as we are carried along by the life-water of our ever-changing environment.
This is one sample.
10" L x 8" W
Printed on a Type II Substrate, a vinyl wall covering that is scuff-resistant and can tolerate moisture and heat (Fire Rated A – ASTM E84).
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.