Year in Review: It’s in with the new for Newmor Wallcoverings

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    Year in Review: It’s in with the new for Newmor Wallcoverings

    2021 has been quite a year for Newmor Wallcoverings, not only has the company rebranded, but it has also launched a host of innovative wallcovering designs  – here are just a few of them. Editor Hamish Kilburn explores…

    Earlier this year, Hotel Designs exclusively revealed the rebrand of Newmor Wallcoverings after I met with David Johnston, the brand’s Managing Director.

    Newmor wallcoverings in lounge

    Since then, Newmor Wallcoverings, which is is the largest independent commercial wallcovering manufacturer in the UK, operating in more than 70 countries, has launched some eye-catching new product collections. And here are our top picks:

    Spring 2021 was all about celebrating traditional style, with a twist

    • Metropolis  – stacked blocks are reminiscent of city skylines which catch the light from every angle.
    • Kensington –  a traditional botanical damask with a woven emboss to add a tactile textile surface.
    • Tweel –  a classic weave print with a tactile surface in a palette inspired by natural dyeing processes.

    Newmor Wallcoverings also launched a brand new Newmor Custom collection – Trompe-L’oeil. Each design can be recoloured, rescaled and printed on an array of wall covering textures and window films.

    Autumn 2021 new designs focussed on craftsmanship, organic surfaces, and surface texture

    • Peloso – an intricate emboss that replicates cowhide as the plush texture shifts and shimmers as the mica pigments catch the light.
    • Batik – tapping into the trend of resistance dying techniques, this design was inspired by a piece hand-dyed fabric, the super matte emboss adds to the tactile feel of creased fabric.
    • Marquetry – this geometric design celebrates artisanal craftsmanship and the technique of marquetry, which uses wood veneer to create decorative patterns.

    Each year Newmor Wallcoverings launches a new designer collaboration to bring the work of artists and designers to the commercial interiors market. This autumn the brand launched a collaboration with Lois O’Hara, a Brighton-based artist and designer who creates joyful hand-painted murals and illustrations. O’hara’s brand ethos, which we looked at earlier this year, explores how colour can have a positive effect on how people feel when they use spaces. Her unique colour combinations and use of shape and movement form her signature style. The designer has transformed many public spaces and has partnered with exciting brands including Habitat, Pantone, Westfield, Brighton City Council, London Design Festival, and Urban Outfitters, to name a few.

    The Brit List Awards 2021 – a worthy shortlisted finalist 

    In September, Newmor Wallcoverings was shortlisted in the Best In British Product Design category for their innovative Healthcare Wallcoverings. Newmor is the largest independent commercial wallcovering manufacturer in the UK and are specialists in design and manufacturing vinyl wallcoverings. The ideal choice for high traffic areas as they are washable and scrubbable, Newmor’s healthcare wallcoverings provide added assurance as they contain an antimicrobial additive that is highly effective against a broad spectrum of bacteria, fungi and algae.

    Case studies 

    In a year where many of us enjoyed staycations the newly-refurbished ibis Styles Bournemouth was the perfect destination for families. The ibis Styles Bournemouth takes inspiration from the local beach environment, so guests can enjoy the sunny Great British Seaside vibes.

    You really wouldn’t want to work from home if you could work in a place like the new RB Pharma office in Lisbon. Newmor completed this project with Yaroslav Galant for the company headquarters. It is bright and colourful with an organic colour palette inspired by a nearby park, and features designs from their Leigh Bagley Designer collection.

    What to expect next

    At the beginning of each year Newmor launches its trends predications and 2021 was no exception. Stay tuned, as the brand is putting the finishing touches on the 2022 trends predictions.

    Newmor Wallcoverings is one of our Recommended Suppliers and regularly features in our Supplier News section of the website. If you are interested in becoming one of our Recommended Suppliers, please email Katy Phillips.

    Main image credit: Newmor

    Hamish Kilburn / 09.12.2021


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