From the 18th September to 4th October, 2017 Graham & Brown, the UK’s largest wallpaper design and manufacturer, held the exhibition The House of Wallpaper for the London Design Festival where visitors were taken on an immersive journey to look at the history of wallpaper and discover what the future holds for the walls that surround us.
Visitors are able to experience wallpaper in a futuristic way
Immersive kaleidoscope experience has been created in The Cube with a stunning, visual trompe l’oeil paper effect.
For over seventy years, Graham & Brown has inspired the nation to think differently about their walls, from creating its first embossed wallpaper to today’s contemporary prints. Founded in 1946 by Harold Graham and Henry Brown, the business is still family-run to this day in Blackburn, Lancashire, and has become the UK’s leading wallpaper designer and manufacturer.
Display of diiferent ideas for wallpaper designs
Thriving on continuous innovation and creativity through design and craftsmanship, Graham & Brown creates trend-setting wallpaper collections for the home, complemented by a unique paint collection, wall art and home accessories. These are sold internationally to 75 countries through its divisions in North America, France, Holland, Russia, China and Australia.
Left to Right – Samples of next seasons prints, Screens showing the printing process of wallpaper
‘Pick and Play’ installation created with Microsoft Surface
“As one of the few British wallpaper manufactures remaining, we are so excited to be able to host and create such a multi-layered creative space for people to take a journey that tells the story of design, craft and materiality for walls. This is a rare chance to have a close-up look at the level of craft, artistry and scale of processes that goes into the making of over 16 million rolls per year.”
Explains Andrew Graham, MBE, CEO of Graham & Brown.
The exhibition draws you in with beautiful peony’s and roses decorating the entrance and leads you all the way through to the reception area. We fell in love with the car parked outside printed in the stunning ‘ Pierre’ design.
Outside the exhibition on Greek Street, Soho
Visitors are taken through the design process on the first floor of the townhouse and are able to see the initial drawings of some of the wallpaper designs.
Here is a look at some of the Graham & Brown current wallpaper designs:
Left to right – Botanical Powder Wallpaper, Chinoiserie Canary Wallpaper
Left to right – Ubud Mayhem Wallpaper, Stroma Origami Wallpaper
Watch the video below to see the exhibition come to life:
With thanks to the press team at Graham & Brown, All images courtesy of Graham & Brown.