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Artisanal Effects in Wolf-Gordon’s New Type II Constructions

January 23, 2020

New York, NY - January 9, 2020 | Wolf-Gordon introduces two new Type II wallcoverings, Ballari and Kabuto, in artisanal looks inspired by industrial materials and architectural elements. The update includes patterns composed of painterly effects that are built up in broad strokes, or subtly removed to reveal metallic hints.

Ballari and Kabuto are ideal wallcoverings for hospitality interiors. Their play of matte and metallic inks—from flat to high energy—offer specifiers opportunities for subtlety and drama that can be beautifully enhanced by lighting.

- Marybeth Shaw, Chief Creative Officer, Marketing & Design

Pattern Highlights

Ballari: A distressed concrete-look with character, Ballari emulates an impasto painting method by layering color with broad, painterly strokes. Though concrete is traditionally matte, Ballari reveals a hidden luster in the mylar, complemented by a sophisticated, neutral palette. Opaque ink is used to offset the mylar, giving an overall richer effect.

Kabuto: In contrast to Ballari, Kabuto appears to have layers “scraped away” to reveal hints of metallic beneath. The sparse patches of shine poke out unevenly, and are revealed over time in order to act as a sparse but elegant detail that draws the eye. Colorways for the pattern were inspired by industrial metals, and include pops of bold orange.

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