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Wolf-Gordon Captures the Essence of Rare Minerals Releases Collaboration with Brenda Houston

September 11, 2018

New York, NY – Wolf-Gordon collaborated with designer and artist Brenda Houston on Geological Finds, a collection of digital wallcoverings that expose the unique layers and colors of rocks and minerals. Houston, an expert on rare minerals who incorporates them into art and accessories of all kinds, created the wallcoverings by enlarging digital images of fossils, wood, and stone. The murals give unique impressions when viewed in different colorways and at various scales, bolstering Wolf-Gordon’s Curated Collection with a unique opportunity to explore nature and offer it in bespoke patterns.

Houston is an avid collector of gemstones, minerals, and fossils, a passion that has inspired her to travel the world in pursuit of exceptional specimens. The wallcoverings in her first collaboration with Wolf-Gordon showcase some of her most treasured pieces. The difficulty of creating a realistic interpretation of stone that has nuanced color and detail led her to the year-long development and perfection process that would allow her to fully capture the materials at a scale suitable for wallcovering.

Patterns

Chrysocolla II is a perfect slice of stone featuring swirls and eyes of malachite with the deep blues of azurite. The namesake mineral also has glimmering quartz crystal accents, and is presented in tones of green, blue, black, and white.

Green Bog Jasper has stripes of petrified materials in shades of green, cream, orange, and brown. A snapshot in time, it captures the algae, fallen trees, vegetation and swamp animals that were in the bog where the wood was found just before it was covered in fallen ash.

Onyx Mexicano is inspired by the pattern created when slicing its namesake stone vertically versus horizontally, revealing bands of calcite, iron, and various colors of onyx with a rugged look. It features natural colors of cream, white, ivory and yellow, and fractures not normally seen since vertical cuts are unusual.

Stromatolite is an organic pattern featuring layers of color formed over millions of years. Based on one of the Earth’s oldest fossils, it is offered in deep red and pewter metallic colorways.