Real source of inspiration, the wallpaper inspires more and more artists. Produced in series or in single copy, now the wallpaper is on display at the museum!
The wallpaper seen by the creators
In the 1930s, wallpaper already inspired great names in design. Le Corbusier (1887-1965) and the German Walter Gropius (1883-1969) had appropriated it and had created patterns for certain large signs. Andy Warhol installed it in the field of modern art when he covered in 1966, a whole gallery in New York with his cow wallpaper! Today, several creators happily invest in wallpaper. The fashion designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac designs it in an offbeat way like "toile de jouy" or "camouflage". The stylist Julien Macdonald meanwhile, like his creations, imagines it glamorous with unbridled patterns and bold color associations (25 € per roll). Recently Domestic, which initiates collections of objects around innovative concepts and themes, launched: "Wall paintings". This new limited edition of panoramic wallpapers seen by creators, like Matali Crasset, Tado, Geneviève Gauckler, Ryan Cox and many others, are all signed and edited in 100 copies each. Another favorite, the artist paper of Claude Closky, with his paper "Nasdag", which represents the share price. An artists' wallpaper observation laboratory was created in 2006: the "Wallpaper lab". At the initiative of the A3P Association, which brings together more than 80% of the stakeholders in the wallpaper world, the Wallpaper Lab's mission is to stimulate energy and creation. For this new 2008 edition, Pierre Charpin, Florence Doléac, Maroussia Jannelle, Philippe Model, Antoine + Manuel, Ich & Kar were asked to offer their vision of wallpaper. Creators to follow!
From October 3, 2008 to January 11, 2009: Museum of Decorative Arts, 107 rue de Rivoli 75001 Paris. www.lesartsdecoratifs.fr More info on //wallpaperlab.com