The design group Front has made headlines constantly since they got started and they have certainly made a big impression on the world of design as well as the world of interiors. A while ago they made their first collection of wallpapers, for Eco Wallpaper. Despite that this is their first time designing a wall paper, there's something very distinctly theirs about the collection that makes at least me feel like I recognize it. Or rather, I recognize their questioning of how we see things. Does a wallpaper have to be flat? Is there an inherent quality in the material of the paper itself? Can white be personal and expressive?
And of course, they show that it is possible to see things differently. They started in the material itself, cutting it into shapes, strips and pieces and then put it up on the wall in it's new shapes. Strips of paper were woven together. Dots, squares and leaves were fastened on the wall close together to create cover, large sheets of paper were draped on the wall rather than fastened straight and flat. Then, they drew down the 3-dimensional patterns that they had made with pencil, to create a flat (necessary for production purposes) sheet of wallpaper with the same visual effect. The result is a stunning collection of white wallpaper (many Scandinavians would never use anything but white for their walls ) that is anything but boring. Each of these products add sculpture and depth to a room. And also a feeling of light due to the 3D effect, which is the biggest reason for using white in the first place.
Amazing, aren't they?