Strips of pleated paper, drenched in glossy and metallic color, line up in the modern patchwork of Orissa. Like the “Soul of India” — full of ancient temples and exquisite arts — the wallcovering reframes traditional craft for a new aesthetic
Inspired by their travels and the aesthetic exchange between the East and the West that developed in the 18th century, the Innovations Design Studio shares a nostalgia for natural materials and traditional craftsmanship through the 10 new wallcoverings and four new draperies in their February 2016 collection.
First-hand experiences like watching lines of silk dry along a riverbank in India, or walking into a tailor’s shop in London, seemingly worlds apart, led to new patterns like Orissa. Named for the “Soul of India,” a region full of ancient temples and exquisite arts, Orissa reframes traditional craft for a new aesthetic. The 36-inch wallcovering lines up tone-on-tone strips of
pleated paper, each drenched in glossy and metallic color, in a modern patchwork. Orissa is available in seven colors from coppery Cuttack to a sample of golds.
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