This is where it began. The idea for this collection came from Näckros, a wonderful design created in the 1950s by Göteborgs Tapetfabrik. It expresses itself through colours and shapes that form a wonderful pattern in which no two flowers are alike. The blossoms and water fuse into one with a natural, vivid charm through the skilful brush strokes of Bent Karlby, the Danish architect and designer. In addition to frequent commissions from Göteborgs Tapetfabrik in the 1950s, Bent Karlby also designed lamps and textiles.
Lotura was extra durable wallpaper with simple designs that could adorn most walls in most homes. The name comes from Ivar Johnsson, who was nicknamed "Lotura" when he worked at Engblads Tapetfabrik, the wallpaper factory where the design came into being in 1957. Typical for the era with its linear style. Gravure and screen printing are used to create its fine, distinct lines. We decided to keep a link to the 50s with subdued pastels and a lively lemon yellow. The softness and simplicity of its style bring an almost monochromatic feel to this design. Lotura goes beautifully with Gårda, Ljungqvist Blad and Stilleben.
Göteborgs Tapetfabrik and the designer Karin Ageman are the creators of the artistically-composed design Alger. Karin was a versatile artist, represented in numerous contexts both in Sweden and on the international scene. Dating originally from 1940, the design is called Motto: Alger. Motto stands for what we call theme nowadays. Themes that offer a type of kinship for different designs. Alger is related to Näckros, for instance. A striking design whose austere yet flowing lines spread beautifully over a wall. In this collection, we’ve given it four gorgeous colourways.
We’re not entirely sure whether it's the 1940s or 50s. What we do know, however, is that we fell head over heels for Gårda when we unearthed this hand-painted gem. It exudes a certain naivety and has many a tale to tell. This surface print comes from Ljungqvists Tapetfabrik and the original bears the mark of the German workshop, Atelier Willy Hermann. Gårda forms a harmonious combination with Lotura and the pastels in Sigill. We’ve produced a multicoloured and a grey colour scheme on a white background that looks especially good in the hallway, kitchen, study, reading corner and children’s room.
Here's a surface print that's reminiscent of the 1950s and 60s, with its impressive and playful line-up of leaves. We located it at Ljungqvists Tapetfabrik and it has the mark of Frank Design in London stamped on it. We're enchanted by all these leaves! They come in two stunning colourways that are particularly suitable for kitchens, hallways and studies.
Sour love of stripes never fades. We simply can’t get enough of them. We discovered Salongsrand at the factory in Anneberg and have redesigned it with a focus on creating a stripe that is harmonious in any setting. Salongsrand can be used as a standalone or combined with trendy grey, perhaps in modern, functional-style homes, or as a welcoming green backdrop in a hallway. It creates an elegant look when paired with Acanthus. Its versatility gives you almost unlimited scope. The pattern is available in three different colour schemes.
Stilleben takes us back to the cosy kitchens of Sweden in the 1950s or 60s. In those days, patterns often showed jam jars, recipes, pots and maybe spices too. We specifically chose Stilleben for its genial design, which fills the home with a warm and inviting ambience. Let it move out of the kitchen to brighten other rooms with its graceful, leafy pattern. Stilleben is a Harmony wallpaper, an extremely robust wallpaper designed by Göteborgs Tapetfabrik in the 1960s.