6 Uber-Graphic Fabrics and Wall Coverings
1. Kimono Ikat warp-printed silk-blend fabric in Berry by Schumacher
2. Mystic Lagoon screenprinted clay-coated paper wall covering in Dolphin by Aimée Wilder
3. Geometric Drop chenille fabric in Sexy Black by Aldeco through Scalamandré
4. Geo Bright slub-cotton fabric by Annie Selke
5. Ferdinand Ink’s Wild Things Type II vinyl wallpaper in Silent Seahorse by Look. Walls & Interiors
6. Michele Rondelli poses a curious query: “Why do colors sing when they’re put next to each other?” The creative director of Zurich textile specialist 4Spaces tackles that head-scratcher in Stripe Tease, a spirited, er, line of digitally printed wall coverings that turns linear patterning into an art. And while the collection’s foundation is classic, the translation is totally today. Each of the 53 numbered patterns can be customized by choosing from six distinct variants: Horizontal, Vertical, Curve, Angle, Wave, and Watermarks. Designers simply log on to the manufacturer’s digital specification tool and follow the intuitive steps to create a completely bespoke design. But nota bene: you’ll risk getting lost in the virtually infinite options. Ideal for mixing and matching, the 391⁄2-inch-wide patterns are printed on an easy-clean cellulose-polyester substrate.