THE HOUSE ON THE WATER
The walls of the Goddess’ house set your space in between the life above and under the water. They guide your eyes to the natural beauty reflected in a deep Japanese pond. Eastern scenes assembled as Asian foulards amplify a harmonious panoramic view, as if by opening a shoji screen. An explosive colour palette attuned by soft and subtle earth hues. A drifting light creates nuances into the 100 % natural silk Dupion. You can hear the ripple of the streaming water in the folded Origami paper. Above all, feel the striking relief and the repetitive nature that brings peace and regularity. Let the inspiration’s silk gloss ink pour while an elegant silk caress embraces you.
TREND LAND OF THE RISING SUN
SILK – DUPION – FOLDED PAPER
THE PLAYFUL HOUSE OF THE INDIGO MACAQUE
TOKYO BLUE COLLECTION
Once upon a soft velvety fabric, Macaques dressed in traditional kimonos play hide-and-seek in lush forests making your house brim with life and movement and shaking savoury exotic flowers. As if by rendezvous, their entire families bath in hot springs far away, at the foot of the Japanese mountains. Touch with your fingers and feel the coloured embroidery on the versatile denim wallcovering. Imagine sitting on woven tatami-mats in jute and raffia to enjoy the colours of a spectacular sunset and the pictures of abstract clouds while the day slowly gives way to night. Rolling waves of water on wood veneer marquetry bring you good luck, power and resilience: lucky O’s of the ancient Seigaiha pattern in the blue sea.
TREND CREATE WITH MASTERS OF DESIGN
DENIM WITH COLOURED EMBROIDERY – FETTED WOOL – JUTTE – RAFFIA – WOOD VENEER MARQUETRY INLAY – VELVETY FINISH FABRIC
THE HOUSE IN THE TROPICAL TREE
With a shadow play of light and dark, your house sits in the middle of the inscrutable jungle and in another dimension. Natural materials are brought to life in warm hues and rough relief structures. The bark of banana trees is arranged in a herring shape to let the intensity of light perform. Pandan leaves are displayed in a wickerwork design or a fan-like subtle collage. Itaya palm trees from the Amazon fall generously on your walls in a delicate gesture of protection.
TREND PARADISE ON EARTH
FAN SHAPE COMPOSITION – WICKERWORK DESIGN – METALIC LUSTRE
THE TRAVELLER’S HOUSE
ESSENTIALS: TRAVELLERS COLLECTION
A tactile and cosy wallcovering based on essentials ensures a good start. From the dreamy bohemian vibe of the Balearic beaches to the mysterious African jungle, your house is breathable and durable. Mounted for a magical journey around the world, natural materials inspire its wallcovering. Authentic weaving techniques, such as macramé and wickerwork, create a vintage feel with a glamourous twist. A tantor, Talamanca, the Damara and what else do you see at the horizon? Who is the traveller at your door?
TREND KEEP IN TOUCH
TEXTURES INSPIRED BY RATAN AND TROPICAL PLANTS – MACRAME
Special Thanks go to Egle Achmadijevaite, Design and Interiors Senior Account Manager, UP Public Relations London
Owned by the family Desart, ARTE has been in play since 1981 and achieved international fame as a designer of the most luxurious and sophisticated wallcoverings. Every year, an in-house team of experienced designers creates several new collections. All of these new products must be innovative and trendsetting, while also being of superior quality. That explains why designing a new collection can take more than a year.
When Marcel Wanders & Casper Vissers started Moooi in 2001, they promised each other to create a legendary brand. Today, after almost twenty years, Moooi is still inspiring and seducing the world with breath-taking, innovative designs. The extra “O” in Moooi is to convey something extra in terms of beauty and uniqueness. Their collection is always original, unexpected, eclectic, rebellious and sophisticated and is always on the edge of commercial reality and cultural interest.
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Roxana Florina Popa is the author and self-publisher of the book “Beauty Elegance Creativity – 12 Interviews on the Act of Creation“