To celebrate this month’s spotlight being cast on wallcoverings, Hotel Designs gets the low-down on the latest collections from wallcovering brand Arte. Editor Hamish Kilburn explores the new patterns that take design notes from culture, craft and the natural world around us…
As well enter September – arguably the most integral month of the year when it comes to trend forecasting – designers are on the search for something new, collections that highlight and celebrate true innovation and creativity.
Right on cue, Arte has unveiled this year’s AW/21 collection, and following our sneak peak, the theme of nature as well as craft is fully alive within these selections of patterns. Here’s my editor’s pick, showcasing just a selection of what’s fresh from the Belgium brand.
Décors & Panoramiques
For AW21, the brand has expanded its Decors & Panoramiques collection with an additional five designs, including lush, painterly tropical scenes, Greek mythology-inspired prints and an homage to the ancient Indian Odishee dance as seen in the Odisha Dance print. From velvet soft silks and bouclé fabrics to sophisticated linen effects, these eye-catching designs will make a statement in any room.
Tibetan tigers, traditional woven baskets from Zimbabwe and the beautiful Italian flower fields all feature within the Gitane collection exuberant wallcoverings that will take you on a journey around the world. With maximalism at its core, the collection includes seven designs depicting awe-inspiring scenes and eclectic patterns in a rich colour palette of earthy tones, pastels and neutrals.
Costura draws its inspiration from traditional craftsmanship with textiles as the starting point. All designs are formed with needle and thread. They are translated into motifs with striking stitching and impressive patchwork. Diagonal lines and surprising prints alternate in this unique collection based on handicraft.
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