The prints are drawn from 5 of their collections, specifically Seoul, Araki, Edomer, Patu and Wilding 20s
At any time when he walks right into a room, Narresh Kukreja notices the partitions first. “Consciously or unconsciously, your eyes all the time [go to] the biggest floor space, greater than the furnishings or rugs,” says Kukreja, one half of Delhi-based designer duo Shivan & Narresh.
It’s no shock then that following a line of desk linens final 12 months, the 2 now have a collection of 10 artwork wallpaper prints. Drawn from 5 of their collections, specifically Seoul, Araki, Edomer, Patu and Wilding 20s, it echoes what Kukreja had shared with The Hindu Weekend in January, that “2021 goes to be a story of people wanting to inform a private story by way of their properties — tales of their work, their travels”.
Seoul vibes to Japanese artwork
The wallpapers function an eclectic mixture of designs, from Renaissance artwork (Ballerina Carlotta Chabert as Venus on the Dame wallpaper) and Seychellois parts in a definite Edo Artwork aesthetic on the Praslin wallpaper, to a seven-coloured print impressed by Korean popular culture on the Mujigay wallpaper. “We’re lucky to have a set of signature prints. So, it primarily got here down to selecting which prints would work and deciding the fitting scale for it for use as inside design,” Kukreja says, confirming that the fabric used is non-woven, high-quality paper.
Mujigay (which means rainbow) got here from their 2020 Seoul Sequence, which was impressed by a 2019 go to to South Korea. “It’s known as so due to the sturdy Okay-pop vibe the town has,” he continues, recommending the energetic print for a kid’s bed room, a gymnasium, or a lounge the place individuals mingle. “Different prints just like the Hututi is impressed by the normal folks arts of Korea. You’ll see hand-painted birds and temples within the backdrop. There’s a sense of traditionality to the wallpaper; it might be good in a proper area. On the identical time, they virtually appear like classic stamps.”
The Palmera options palm leaves and black panthers, a really Indian aesthetic, however right here “impressed by a well-known Japanese picture artist known as Araki”.
Break the white rule
Kukreja provides, “As a rule of thumb, when you have a small area, there’s no level in portray it white and making an attempt to make it bigger. As an alternative, take the area and make it impactful.”
Reiterating that the gathering will present a window to the world, Kukreja shares, “Even when persons are caught at dwelling and never travelling, it’ll all the time be the very first thing on their minds. That’s how necessary journey goes to be this 12 months and doubtless the subsequent as properly. So to take a look at the wall, and get misplaced and uncover new parts, is an excellent method of escaping”.
Begins at ₹15,950 per roll, shivanandnarresh.com.