I begun my research in the library throughout wallpapers books and observed how most of the designers don’t just stop at that but they can be either interior designers, architects etc. I feel belonging to me as well this versatility of not limiting myself to only one or two categories and this is not because I still don’t know what I want to do as I thought before, but because I see myself coming up with a new design that can probably fit better on a dress or a wallpaper or a chair. And this is one part of the process I enjoy the most, how my mind tries to find a hypothetical fitting for it.
I found some designers I fell in love with at the first page only because of the visual communication and others because of their values through which they design or the end they want to pursue. Sometimes I find it hard to express in my designs what I want because even if the information is in there somewhere I can not find. In this moments it is refreshing to browse through other artists and say yes, that’s what I wanted to do! I want to be able to take their philosophy and make them mine.
I love their diversity of patterns that range from modern-urban to a more classic but always with a contemporary twist. The colourful splashes in a mirroring technique is one of the things what gives me satisfaction in both watching and designing, and even more if they are combined with a contrasting touch of colour where the curiosity of whom is watching is challenged in understanding what is it exactly that thing that catches the eye.
Kit Miles is a luxury interior surface designer. He is well known for his dynamic use of colour and fantasy feel of his own interpretation of reality. He combines organic designs with objects and gives most of his work a three dimensional touch. I’m amazed by his bold use of colour and the historical touch he infuses in his designs. He had his internship with the Timorous Beasties, one of his inspirations.
They design original 3D wallpaper made by modules so that can be easily customised and in continuous movement by replacing or removing some or all tiles.
She makes bespoke hand printed wallpapers and also installations for interior combining techniques such as laser cutting, silk screen printing and ceramic printing. It was important to understand what techniques can be involved in the production and that it is actually possible to make such stunning and visually perfect designs enough to cover a room.
Even though she’s not my kind of style I’m happy i ran into her studio while researching in the library because of how she likes mixing decorative with functional. And this is something I feel I could be too. Her external damask wall decoration captured me.
She gives a very soft touch to her hand drawn designs that remind me of eastern delicacy. Fer designs are very versatile in fact she was commissioned to work for fashion, wallpapers, book covers etc.
She make both murals and wallpapers or panels. Their own collection or made to measure. She is influenced by the Chinese culture and uses the specular technique in repeating patterns. It is researching these two elements from the Timorous Beasties’s inspiration that I found Zoe Design.
It is a wallpaper Company, they feature quite a number of designers and Companies with different styles. And they have an interesting Inspiration page as well with some tips and future trends. Here’s the trend that inspired me the most: the Trace Layered Landscape, the Trace Distressed Details and Trace Marble Movement.
Researching about this well known company I ended up focusing on their shop displays instead of their products. They feature interesting modular installations / wall coverings using all sorts of materials and found it inspirational for my modular experimentation:
Surface View is a wallpaper company that have a fascinating range of grand scale imagery representing flowers. I don’t particularly appreciate their vintage style but their mock-ups certainly give me an immediate understanding of how much can scale influence the overall look of a design’s outcome. Which is important for me considering that I want to experiment with scale.