Vibrant Patterns Define 8 Fabrics and Wall Coverings
1. Annie Kantor of AJK Design Studio
Standout: Wall panels capture the delicate fluidity of waterborne lotus leaves in the decidedly nondelicate medium of laser-cut steel, offered in a bounty of metal finishes and surface treatments.
Standout: Derived from the duo’s 2014 strap chair, which itself reinterpreted 17th-century caning techniques, the animated cotton-nylon-polyester checkerboard pairs ribbed texture with crisp fluorescent stripes.
3. Katie Deedy of Grow House Grow
Product: Santos Suarez
Standout: Part of the Brooklynite’s multi-pattern homage to her Cuban heritage, the silk-screened wallpaper resembles a cage, symbolic of the barriers that still exist between the island and the rest of the world.
4. Rachel Doriss of Pollack
Product: Hospitality Division
Standout: Nuanced colors and rich textures rule as the brand applies its luxe residential sensibilities to a world tour of 15 multi-fiber patterns, each named for international destinations.
Product: Bits and Pieces
Standout: The designer’s porcelain tiles reinterpret terrazzo techniques “with a pinch of irony and provocation,” allowing irregular-edged polygons
to interrupt the status quo.
Standout: Modern-minded abstractions layer over classic blue-and-white porcelain motifs in the designer’s grasscloth-on-paper
wall coverings. Through Stark.
Standout: Hand-drawn plaids and textural mini-prints offered in an array of densely woven polyester, wool,
and nylon hark back to British sporting and outdoorsman traditions.
Product: Motion Picture
Standout: Revisiting her handcrafted Cinema Posters wallpaper, which was made from actual movie posters, the designer mimics the effect of woven paper in vinyl.