For the first time, Wolf-Gordon will present a branded collection of products to an international audience at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan, April 14-19, 2015. Wolf-Gordon and Dutch designer Frank Tjepkema of Tjep. will debut Tjep.Cubism, a collection of interior surfacing materials that includes four wallcoverings, an upholstery textile, and a sheer drapery textile. A playful reference to the early 20th century cultural phenomenon, Czech Cubism, this collection features a series of striking geometric patterns -“variations on a theme”-that use the cube as the point of departure.
“I chose the most fundamental architectural shape as a starting point for the new collection: the cube. From there, my challenge was to add poetry, creativity, and dynamics to the most formal architectural shape imaginable – an invitation to break away from formality and live to the fullest.” – Frank Tjepkema, Principal of Tjep.
It is fitting that we make our international debut at the Salone and with Tjep. The company’s chief creative officer, Marybeth Shaw, first encountered the work of the Amsterdam-based Tjep. at the Salone in 2012, and determined that Tjep’s conceptual strength and sculptural patterning would make for an interesting application to Wolf-Gordon’s products. Tjep. and Wolf-Gordon Design Studio began working together in 2013.
This is also our first exclusive design collection that comprises items from three of our product categories: wallcovering, upholstery and drapery textiles.