The Fields Collection, with Rachel & Nicholas Cope of Calico Wallpaper, combines artisanal methods from the decorative arts with innovative digital technologies to create distinctive wallcoverings. Using watercolors and ink to create the initial artwork for the collection, Rachel & Nicholas worked with KnollTextiles to translate the pieces into a digital format. The layering of color played a crucial role in successfully bringing these three wallcovering designs to life while retaining the original artwork's spontaneity.
Ascent was created using hand-crafted stamps—a technique that allowed for the exploration of line weights and pigment saturation. The repetitive shapes were staggered to create an allover pattern, allowing your eye to appreciate the design’s nuances while creating the notion of soft geometry on the wall. The palette incorporates a range of shifting levels of color to mimic the original artwork.
The luminosity and variation of a simple watercolor chart inspired Expanse. Staggered rows of rectangles appear to dance across the wall, reading more like a mural than a patterned wallcovering.
Merging two distinct pieces of artwork gives Traverse—a stylized plaid—great depth, dimensionality and intriguing color-play.