The latest collection from Engblad & Co is the result of a collaboration with British designer and founder of Studioilse, Ilse Crawford. Known for her humanistic approach to design, Ilse’s collection for Engblad & Co is a series of wallpapers that express the human touch and form a warm background for contemporary Life.
The designs are a celebration of man-made marks. Inspired by diverse creative gestures, the five patterns - Line, Brush, Canvas, Knit, and Weft - are all hand drawn. It is in their imperfections that atmosphere is found.
“As a studio we are interested in how to make environments that make us feel at home” explains Ilse. “And one important element in creating spaces is imperfection. Think about the cities we love, and the way we respond to music, it’s the imperfection that touches us. For the collection we looked at how wallpaper could bring that feeling of imperfection to an interior in a beautiful and accessible way”
The patterns create the impression of movement, texture and subtle depth to the walls, and are designed to engage the senses and bring atmosphere to a room. Lines uses the simplest form of human expression, Brush is an expressive gesture with a light touch, Canvas has a loose structure with a tactile effect, Knit is a refined pattern with gentle movement and Weft is almost invisible. Rather than being overtly decorative, the wallpapers create a subtle painterly backdrop for the interior.
“This design collaboration feels very natural to us”, says Madeleine Sidemo, designer at Engblad & Co. “We share Ilse Crawford’s holistic philosophy on how wallpapers affect rooms; how they should form a natural backdrop that embraces both people and objects and creates a feeling of home, wherever you are.”
The 30 designs constitute a unique collection for style-conscious people and the well-balanced patterns and colours make them suitable for four-wall-papering.
-“We are confident that the Atmospheres collection truly represents Engblad & Co’s values: Always Contemporary, Always Right”, concludes Madeleine.
The Atmospheres collection will be launched in mid-September 2017. Price range SEK 589:-/roll