ROLLOUT, the wallpaper!
As you may have heard, wallpaper is in vogue once again. I confess I am not naturally “wallpaper inclined” but what I saw recently in the intriguing Studio North & Prototype section at IDS11 in Toronto made me think again. After all, I am slavishly devoted to art and what better way to ” art” than by utilizing the biggest canvas of all, your wall!
The innovative custom wallpaper manufacturer, ROLLOUT , featured eight designs, including new work by founder/designers Anita Modha and Jonathan Nodrick.
Not only was I impressed by their edgy designs but, get this, you can design your own wallpaper. It’s pricey but that’s so you keep your taste in check. Keep it to a focal wall such as in a powder room or dining room and you won’t break the bank or run the risk of “too much of a good thing”. This digitally printed eco-conscious wallpaper runs about $10 a square foot. Get your own art printed for about $8 per square foot plus set up charges. These premium, latex-based inkjet wallcoverings come in 36’’ wide rolls. Custom design projects are quoted upon request.
In addition to their presence at IDS 11, ROLLOUT was also asked to re-design a Vitra Panton chair that was auctioned off with the proceeds going to Casey House, the first free-standing HIV/AIDs hospice in Canada which offers support and care to those that are affected in their communities. 20 one-off chairs by some of Canada’s leading designers and architects were auctioned off during the opening night of the event.
IDS11 is Canada’s largest contemporary design fair that has served to inform and support the growing Canadian design industry for the past fourteen years. Thank you to Blanco for sending me to IDS 11!
ONE WEEK TO GO BEFORE THE DRAWING
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