Milan 08: textile and wallpaper designers Timorous Beasties will launch a collection printed with images of "contemporary urban life", including skateboarders, tramps and CCTV cameras, and another design based on the conflict in the Middle East.
The Decouper Toile Collection (top, above and below) is based on 18th Century chinioserie and toiles de jouey patterns.
Bloody Hell (below) is " an experimental wallpaper design based on the theme of war and conflict in the Middle East".
The designers are also launching new floral patterns (below).
The collections will be launched in Milan next week.
Here's some text from Timorous Beasties:
Decouper Toile Collection & Bloody Hell
As part of the design+ event in the heart of Zona Tortona, Timorous Beasties are delighted to be in Milan once again for the launch of the Decouper Toile Collection and Bloody Hell.
The Decouper Toile Collection is a contemporary take on the chinioserie and toiles de jouey patterns of the 18th Century. The literal meaning of Decouper in French is to “cut out”; it is also the source of the term “découpage”. The Découpage style became very popular in 18th Century Britain with the upper and burgeoning middle classes. Images were cut from valuable prints and lacquered onto hatboxes, gift boxes and even walls.
Unlike the original sentimental patterns popular in this period, Timorous Beasties have used everyday images of contemporary urban life. The collection features young and old men, workers, shoppers, pregnant mothers, cyclists and tramps, all beautifully silhouetted on the decorative backdrop of traditional pattern. The Decouper Toile collection challenges both old and new ideas of class, wealth and taste.
Bloody Hell is an experimental wallpaper design based on the theme of war and conflict in the Middle East. Timorous Beasties will also be previewing new oversized floral prints.
Via Tortona 20,
16th – 21st April 2008
Tuesday 15th April 15.00h - 19.00h
Wednesday 16th – Sunday 20th April
10.00 – 21.00 h
Monday 21st April
10.00 – 16.00 h
Wednesday 16th April 19.00 – 23.30 h
- Airfix-style model kits by Robert Cooper… are made from chocolate and wafer
- Bijlmer Station by Grimshaw
- Postfossil at Milan 2010
- Hand-blown light bulbs by Dylan Kehde Ro…elofs
- From the Knees of my Nose to the Belly o…f my Toes by Alex Chinneck
- Dezeen archive: shoes by architects
- Seymourpowell's Waste-Free Christmas Din…ner Maker is an app to tackle festive food waste
- Fritz Hansen reintroduces Arne Jacobsen …chair with new wooden legs
- Cubist Vases by Boym Partners
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