New collection marks the first time renowned Finnish painter has collaborated with an interiors brand
Helsingfors, Finland, 2018-05-16 – Design collective FEATHR is on a mission to fill the world with more art and less decoration. FEATHR roam the world collaborating with contemporary artists to create original wallpaper and fabrics.
Their latest collaboration is with the renowned Finnish painter Tamara Piilola. Her striking narrative landscapes are created using layers of paint and pure pigment, taking viewers on a journey into mysterious natural environments. Piilola’s works are included in collections such as the HAM Helsinki Art Museum, the Sara Hildén Art Museum and Didrichsen Art Museum.
FEATHR will be launching four wall murals and wallpapers based on original artworks by Piilola. They include Raindrops, Ornament, Delta (The Great Reflection) and The Most Beautiful Things Hide.
The Raindrops wallpaper and wall mural features a lush forest scene, dashed through by raindrops catching the light. The original artwork is a diptych of large canvases, painted with oil on canvas. It’s available as a dramatic bespoke-sized wallpaper mural, sized up to 720 cm wide by 300 cm high, or repeatable panels of 150 cm wide by 300 cm high. Colour variants include Vintage Green, Dusk, Blue and Spring.
The Delta (The Great Reflection) wall mural captures in vivid color a lush forest reflected in a still lake. Mixing imagery of Nordic nature with magical realism, Delta is a true centerpiece wall mural, available bespoke-sized up to 763 cm wide by 280 cm high. It comes in a single color variant: Original.
The Most Beautiful Things Hide wallpaper invites the viewer to ask: what lies beneath? Playfully scattered amongst the painted ivy leaves are spaces for the viewers’ imagination. This design is available as repeatable panels of 150 cm wide by 320 cm high. Colour variants include Summer, Mist, Dusk, and Autumn.
The Ornament wall mural captures the breaking of the silence in a Nordic forest. Rough paint strokes are filled with the energy and beat of the birds’ wings. Ornament comes as a bespoke-sized wallpaper mural, up to 400 cm wide by 300 cm high. Colour variants include Sky Blue, Fog, Sandstorm, and Terracotta.
Tom Puukko, the founder of FEATHR, said: “We were drawn to Tamara’s work instantly. Sometimes we find an artist and just know instinctively their work belongs on a wall. Tamara’s work almost demands it is given space, these immense landscapes and natural scenes have such depth and nuance that by seeing them at such a large scale you can appreciate their beauty on two levels; complete work and close up as fluid and bold brushstrokes. I love that wherever you are in a space you get to engage with the work in a different way.”
The collection is available on substrates suitable for both residential and commercial projects. Wallpaper mural prices start from £49/€59/$69 per square meter. Repeatable wallpaper panels are priced from £129/€149/$169 per panel.
All designs are available exclusively from FEATHR at www.feathr.com or via the FEATHR retail network.
Photo credit: Tamara Piilola/FEATHR.com
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Founded in 2015 by husband and wife team, Anne & Tom Puukko, along with Creative Director, Oliver Green, FEATHR is based in the Finnish artists’ community of Fiskars.
Artists collaborating with FEATHR include abstract artist Reeta Ek, street artist Marcos Navarro, tattooist Liam Sparkes, modernist graphic artist Peter Judson, and Berlin graffiti duo 44flavours and renowned American abstract artist Kiki Slaughter. FEATHR has been awarded Surface of the Year 2017 at the World Interiors News Awards.