We recently told you about our jungle-inspired design that we have been working on. One of the products that we were particularly captured by was the Jungle wall covering. Our clients were equally captured as they decided to go with it. So we wanted to give you a little more of a deep dive into this amazing product.
Painting elements of Singita wallpaper
The Original Art
What I found amazing was that the original design is all handcrafted and the artists you can see here are painting elements of Singita wallpaper. A very personal way to work with a product like this. Although the final item is printed it will still contain a lot of pieces that remind us of it’s painted heritage.
This wall covering comes from The Ardmore Collection by Cole & Son which is a charming and stylish new range of wallpapers and borders in collaboration with Ardmore Ceramic Art celebrating African traditions and culture.
Cole and Son
Having used Cole and Son wallpapers on many projects through the decade we knew that the quality of the product was without question, especially for a mass-produced piece. As they describe it “This rich tapestry-like paper with its glimpses of artist, Alex Sibande’s enigmatic animal travellers strolling through the undergrowth, will create a luxurious backdrop to any interior.” and we couldn’t agree more!
Cole & Son was founded in 1875 by John Perry, son of a Cambridgeshire merchant. In those days the company was situated in Islington, north London, an area famous for the 190 hand block printing companies working there in the 18th and 19th centuries. Having worked in Islington for over 6 years it had become a supplier that was not only local but also a part of the history of the area.
It looks glorious in our finished design and the clients was blown away when they saw it revealed.