Borealis - Cobalt
How do you define innovation? Is it a matter of function, maybe even form or artistry? Wolf-Gordon’s latest series of products seek to push the envelope on design methodology, commercial performance and sustainability. We’re introducing 8 NEW PVC-Free patterns across wallcovering, wall protection and upholstery. In addition to new patterns in CLAIR and RAMPART Resolve, we are delighted to introduce work from our latest design collaboration, CHROMALIS by Bradley L Bowers.
CHROMALIS by Bradley L Bowers
For CHROMALIS, Bowers used digital modeling software to bring the collection from the screen into reality. Designing each pattern in this highly iterative process allowed Bowers to work intuitively. CHROMALIS explores color, shape, and movement in ways that push the envelope when it comes to digital printing. The HiP Award-winning collection features one digitally printed wallcovering, Borealis, and three upholstery textiles, Graffito, Phantom and Fauna. Digitally printed on Supreen® hybrid performance fabric, each pattern is embedded with a PVC-Free moisture barrier.
CHROMALIS was influenced by Bowers’ varied interests, including art, gardening, and thermodynamics.
First up is our digitally printed wallcovering, Borealis. This gradient pattern is inspired by the spectacular color and light phenomenon, the Aurora Borealis. Large in scale and design, the pattern is defined by its subtle variations in color and sky-high vertical strokes. Like the Aurora Borealis, each colorway represents the ever-changing nature of life.
Graffito is a fusion between Impressionism and street art. Two unlikely art forms come together to combine layers of brushstrokes with the purity and intensity of spray paint. From afar, this pattern starts to take shape—ovals and lines morph into figures that can be found as you move across the pattern.
Phantom is the simplest, but no less striking, of the CHROMALIS patterns. It involved Bowers programming algorithms to generate intersecting lines that create a moiré effect. Phantom is printed on the soft surface of our Supreen® Normandy hybrid upholstery fabric, providing a stark contrast to the strong linear pattern.
Aerial shots of a landscape were the basis for Fauna. As in all his designs, Bowers challenged the need for uniformity within this pattern. Taking a piece of paper or a mound of clay, the designer was able to image a landscape by manipulating each medium. The pattern was transformed through changes to perspective and geometry.
Milan is known for art, architecture, fashion and banking. The vibrant Italian city is the inspiration behind this newest addition to our CLAIR PVC-free Type II wallcovering collection. The pattern combines a tweedy print with a classic herringbone pattern and texture.
Large sections of a distressed woven pattern layered together transform a popular textile effect into a lively wallcovering. Berlin
is printed on our bleach cleanable CLAIR PVC-free contract wallcovering.
Lucea’s rustic grasscloth look with its irregular strands and knots makes its way into our RAMPART collection of wall protection. This pattern is PVC-free, making it an ideal product for green building projects.
Concrete and plaster effects inspired this RAMPART Resolve pattern. Redondo’s intricate embossing is so realistic it will make you want to reach out and touch it! The palette was adapted from natural materials and resembles a timeworn wall.