Tuesday 11 Sep 2012
Konig Design Ltd, have collaborated with hand painted wallpaper specialists De Gournay, to produce Art Deco inspired silk wallpaper for a private residence.
The hand painted wallpaper called ‘Crane,' takes its influence from the elegant and simple lines of the Art Deco movement. The stylised design of the birds in flight are painted in soft hues of gold and beige onto a cream silk and painted with a transparency to give depth to the design.
Vanessa Galloway, director of Konig Design explains the concept of the room ‘We wanted to create an elegant and sophisticated room which was inspired by the stylisation of Art Deco but without it being too contrived. The long drawing room had a 1920's sweeping curved window and incredible views over-looking the wonderful gardens and so we had take care not to overpower the room with too many colours, shapes and patterns. The theme of the birds had come from the idea of showing small elements of them in the room to break up the walls and to introduce a subtle movement of birds taking to flight and then a number of birds in mid flight sweeping across the wall towards the huge curved window. This would then draw your eye around the room towards the garden. Due to the transparency and softness of the colours the design it was not over powering or distracting but kept the room light and airy.'
The colours for the soft furnishings were to be soft and pretty, with light blues and mauves being the key colours. All the furniture was commissioned, to reflect the Art Deco style of using varied and expensive materials in shapes symbolic of the art Deco style but subtly executed so as not to overpower the overall scheme.