ICFF 2014: Wallpaper + Wallcoverings

by Grace Bonney

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Pattern is always on my mind when I walk into ICFF every year. Where can I find it, who will come up with something original and what will be the big trends? And this year the message was clear: digital is king. While there were a few beautiful hand-printed and hand-drawn options, the majority of wallpaper offerings focused on designs that were created by tiling or repeating photographs or digitally created images. This look isn’t always my cup of tea, but it is wonderful to see people experimenting with technology that allows them to make dramatic statements and work with some pretty incredible large-scale imagery. [Image above: Calico Wallpaper]

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In addition to bold digital wallpapers, there were a few wallcovering options, like plywood tiles from Moonish and a gorgeous faceted concrete tile system from Oso Industries. I really love seeing designers expand the offerings we have for our walls. While most of us probably won’t end up using concrete tiles to cover every surface at home, it really broadens the creative possibilities in homes, public and retail spaces, which is inspiration for everyone. My favorites are below after the jump, I hope you’ll enjoy them as much as I did. xo, grace [Image above: plywood tiles from Moonish]

Click through for my favorite wallpapers and wallcoverings from ICFF 2014 after the jump–

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[Image above: Beautiful ombre and marbled wallpaper designs from Calico Wallpaper]

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[Image above: Wallpaper designs by British designer Daniel Heath]

[Image above: Bold digital prints from Flavor Paper]

[Image above: Wallpaper inspired by twin cities from Grow House Grow]

[Image above: Great geometric wallpaper from Michele Varian]

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[Image above: plywood tiles from Moonish]

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[Image above: Aperiodix, a new concrete tile system from Oso Industries]

[Image above: New wallpaper and pillows from JuJu Papers in Portland, Oregon]

[Image above: colorful wallpapers from British design studio Quirk & Rescue]

[Image above: Wallpaper from Studio Job]

[Images above: Wallpapers based on photographs taken by the artist, inspired by Moorish architecture, jewelry and chain mail. Photographs and wallpaper design by Stefan Hengst]

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