Tuesday, November 10, 2009


The art of the hand-printed and hand-painted wallcovering and fabric is "loverly" to behold, and these fabulous, painterly examples are no exception. These are but the tip of the iceberg, as the companies' excel in creating works of truly extraordinary and unique beauty.

Porter Teleo is a line of wallcovering developed by artist Kelly Porter and interior designer Bridgett Cochran, and created by woodblocking, painting and chine-colle, a very special transfer printing process. Shown: Climbing Vine in Chartreuse/Blue hand-printed on Japanese rice paper and the hand-painted Fluidity in Or on Japanese rice paper.Working together for 20 years, Chris Isles and Edward Rollins of Pintura Studio, developed their line of hand-printed and hand-stenciled designs that have a delicate, but luxurious beauty. Shown: Dasara in Off White/Beige/Multi on silk tassar and Lhasa on silk matka in Natural/Sky/Scarlet.In employing screen printing techniques learned while he worked with Andy Warhol, Walter Knabe produces lushly patterned wallcoverings and fabrics in his art and design studio. Shown: Chinese Chop and Byzantine Medallions, both on beige silk.Barbara Beckmann is a textile designer and colorist, and uses unusual and intricate floral patterns, Far-East designs, fanciful sea creatures, exotic butterflies and imaginative organic forms as her inspiration. Shown: Petit Orange Trees on Tobacco silk linen and Spring Bouquet on Antique Ivory linen.

1 comment:

  1. Oh GORGEOUS. I love them all. Have you seen Anupama's work? http://anupama.ca/ Her painting is beautiful...