Three new talented designers have joined RSW with a their new wallpaper designs.
Victoria Verbaan & the Smoking Daxi which was born as a result of this great desire to build a brand that is fun and uplifting. The range currently includes fine art limited edition prints, tote-style bags, rugs, gifting and 2 fabric collections. Being able to interpret the artwork across a variety of products has been very rewarding and its wonderful to now be introducing a wallpaper range with Robin Sprong!
Donna is a fine artist that studied at the prestigious Camberwell college of art, London BA(Hons)Illustration. Donna’s fascination with entwining animals and insects together caught my attention and slowly we have been developing some new designs for her wallpaper range.
A love for pattern and a strong desire to get deeper into the world of print in décor is where Rob Tarlton found the fervour to start a range of wallpapers. The patterns start as dreamy doodles and then get worked on with walls and specific types of spaces in mind. Maginaper is the name of the range and is a portmanteau made up of Imagination and Paper. Rob remembers his pattern “aha moment” while listening to Ilse Crawford speak at the Design Indaba a number of years ago. “Pattern does something wonderful to the mind,” says Rob. The wallpaper designs convey a love of international design trends, with a hearty mix of local flavour thrown in. In these original designs you can expect an exciting blend of patterns made up of abstract shapes and recognisable cultural icons, from cows to windmills, all coming together in a wonderful kaleidoscope of colour that will add a funky edge to any wall or blank surface. Rob’s mantra: “Wallpaper has to be brave – it has to maintain its individuality and blend in at the same time.”