New York 2015: Print All Over Me has launched a range of textiles for the home with a living room installation in New York that changed daily to feature different patterns on every surface (+ slideshow).
The products will be covered entirely with patterns, which are digitally printed onto the fabrics then washed so the dye fully penetrates and adheres to the fibres.
Print All Over Me was founded by sibling duo Meredith and Jesse Finkelstein, and initially specialised in producing customisable printed clothing. The duo have also completed a number of installations and collaborations since they set up the studio in 2013.
"We've done a bunch of installations now, where we've made giant pillow sculptures out of printed fabric, and it just made sense for us to offer these shapes on a more realistic scale for home," Jesse Finkelstein told Dezeen. "That got us thinking about other products we could offer and how we would reach out to artists to collaborate."
These include a blue marbled effect pattern, a swirled zebra print, a series of tessellating shapes and a teal-coloured design that looks similar to the striations of oyster shells.
Each was used to cover every piece of furniture and homeware in a living room "vignette" to present the designs at this year's Sight Unseen Offsite exhibition.
A fabric backdrop and clothing worn by attending team members completed the entirely printed scene, which was swapped for another print each day of the event to showcase all four designs in the same way.
Sight Unseen Offsite took place at 500 West 36th Street and was organised by New York-based design magazine Sight Unseen.
The publication's founders Monica Khemsurov and Jill Singer will curate the range of patterns available from the Print All Over Me Home site. Sight Unseen previously commissioned a Memphis-inspired collection of printed garments and upholstery from Print All Over Me, which was displayed at the 2014 edition of the exhibition.
"Sight Unseen were our first collaborators on PAOM and because they have such an amazing eye when it comes to design, we knew they'd be the best people to curate the PAOM home site," Finkelstein said.
Users will also be able to upload and print their own designs with the same process that Print All Over Me currently offers for clothing.
"In some respects homeware is more straightforward than clothing – there are no major fit issues with an 18 inch by 18 inch pillow," said Finkelstein. "There's also more freedom to create abstract shapes and enter that design/art divide."
Also during New York design week, the team unveiled a range of garments covered in patterns of the city's subway tiles and marbled surfaces created with architecture studio Snarkitecture.