Snarkitecture and Faye Toogood debut Imagined Landscape designs for Calico Wallpaper

Snarkitecture and Faye Toogood debut wallpaper designs for Calico

Giant soap bubbles, ultra-minimal grids and hand-painted houses feature in wallpaper created by Faye Toogood, Snarkitecture, Ana Kraš and BCXSY for Brooklyn brand Calico Wallpaper.

Milan: Calico Wallpaper x Faye Toogood + Snarkitecture + Ana Kras + BCXSY

The Imagined Landscape collection brings together patterns based on the relationship between place and imagination.

All of the prints will make their debut during Milan design week – and for Toogood, Snarkitecture and Kraš will also mark their first venture into wallpaper design.

Toogood has taken three original paintings – Woodlands, Fields and Moors – and scaled them up into a single landscape.

The designer, who recently held her first solo show in the US at New York's Friedman Benda gallery, drew upon her childhood surroundings as well as 17th-century Rococo paintings.

Milan: Calico Wallpaper x Faye Toogood + Snarkitecture + Ana Kras + BCXSY

Snarkitecture, a Brooklyn studio made up of Daniel Arsham and Alex Mustonen, took a more restrained approach with their design.

As a nod to the tendency for walls to be covered in layers of ageing paper, the pair tore stacks of paper by hand to create textured and topographical patterns.

Serbian artist and photographer Ana Kraš has incorporated a simple pattern into her hand-drawn design, which features thin colour-changing lines that recall the woven tapestries in her childhood home.

Milan: Calico Wallpaper x Faye Toogood + Snarkitecture + Ana Kras + BCXSY

Oversized soap bubbles appear on Amsterdam studio BCXSY's wallpaper, which was created using enlarged photographs.

The Imagine Landscape collection marks Calico's first major wallpaper collaboration with external designers, although it collaborated with chocolate company Mast Brothers last year to create a range of marbled packaging.

The brand also partnered with Dutch designer Lex Pott to create a series of tables and bowls that highlight the qualities of stone, for an installation at Design Miami.

The Imagined Landscape exhibition is on display from 4 to 9 April on Via Varese as part of this year's Milan design week.

Dezeen's pick of must-see exhibitions at installations during this year's event includes a blossoming sculpture created by Studio Swine and an aquarium of floating vases by Nendo.

Photography is by Lauren Coleman.

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Milan: Calico Wallpaper x Faye Toogood + Snarkitecture + Ana Kras + BCXSY
Milan: Calico Wallpaper x Faye Toogood + Snarkitecture + Ana Kras + BCXSY
Milan: Calico Wallpaper x Faye Toogood + Snarkitecture + Ana Kras + BCXSY