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It’s been many months in the making and many samples in the process—but all of us at CB2 are thrilled to debut our first collection of wallpaper February 1st.
What began by asking ourselves “how can we enhance a customer’s home beyond furniture, accessories and textiles?” —came in the answer of a wallpaper collection including both permanent and removable papers, featuring designs with a thoroughly modern aesthetic.By collaborating with two of our favorite artists—Noël Ashby and Ben Holiday —we’re looking forward to sharing the potential decorating possibilities with both home owners and renters—and getting to work on the next collection!
Whether graphic or photographic, here are snippets of their inspiration:
All of my work starts as a sketch of something I’ve seen, words that create strong visuals, or a snippet of something—fabric, paper, etc., whose shape takes on personality to me.
From there I collage, paint, Photoshop, bump shapes up against lines, cut things apart—anything to get to the final pattern that captures that which first caught my interest. It becomes a story, a tale to tell.
Forest for the trees—I love this expression. Simply put, individual trees are lost in creating the overall texture of a forest.
For the crumpled trees pattern, I used my initial sketches—and a photocopier—to create a look that, in vast repetition, creates a forest of crumpled tress.
My inspiration was the delicately designed facade—with vivid reflections, soft shadows—and linear fire escapes as a calm against the bustle of New York City.
I’m drawn to Mies van der Rohe’s clean lines and pioneering minimalism; Tom Ford’s eye for mixing, texturing and layering; Brancusi’s ultra stylized style; and Van Gogh’s ability to paint colors in any lighting.
Overall, I love clean lines, intriguing colors, cool patterns, and engaging compositions—to create this image, I used a digital slr camera plus image manipulation in Photoshop.
Be one of the first to view the full collection February 1st by visiting cb2.com.