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  • Fameed Khalique reinterprets key fashion trends in a new geometric leather wallcoverings collection

    Daniel Fountain
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    Fameed Khalique is delighted to introduce a new collection of leather wallcoverings from Studioart to the UK following its latest launch at Maison et Objet. As both sumptuous leather and 1960s tessellated patterns graced the catwalks of the fashion capitals in 2012, Fameed Khalique aims to translate and re-interpret these key trends into interiors for 2013.Fameed’s background in the leather industry led to a natural affinity with pioneering Italian leather interiors brand Studioart, compelling him to bring the collections to a new audience in the UK and beyond. Just as leather served as a guiding light for Fameed when building his company, leather is also at the core of Studioart’s creative journey, enhancing its use in interior design for both private residences and commercial spaces.

    Studioart is committed to relentless research in its quest for unique patterns, structures and textures that will complement a wide range of environments. From subtle, calm designs to high-octane, colour-blocked geometrics, its collections open up many possibilities in classic and contemporary schemes.

    Among the new collections, Watersuede: a velvet suede effect reinterpreted with unusual shapes. Seen here with the flat and padded finish of Pattern 8. The layout of various shapes in opposite directions creates an interesting optical effect.

    The mosaics and tiles in the City line are made with full grain leather which is smooth to the touch and available in a rich palette of colours. City is highly resistant to wear and fading, making it ideal for residential and contract use.

    The Pearl collection, made from pure aniline leather, is dyed without covering the surface so that the leather retains the hide’s natural ‘grain’. This beautiful leather is extremely delicate to the touch. Pearl is available in several colours and each piece bears a unique vein structure. Matt metallic dust, wax and oils are used to give a final luminescent layer.

    The Luxury collection offers one geometric pattern of leathers in different shapes, and finishes. Full grain leather and suede in solid colours are mixed and matched with the iridescent, leathers which are embossed or embellished with decorations inspired by sumptuous brocades.

    Geo is an Earth inspired collection. The 4 Geo finishes (Old Boy Reshape, Dryland, Serpentola and Schizo Chic) interpret the earthy look: Cracks, craquelé and vintage effects are obtained through specific treatments and are the main distinctive characters of the Geo tiles.

    Daniel Fountain / 21.02.2013

    Editor, Hotel Designs

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