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January 2014
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WallpaperLab at UCAD

Photo1- Wallpaper by Les Graphiquants for Domestic. WallpaperLab 2014 Photo2- Wallpaper "Mirage" by Ionna Vautrin for Domestic. Wallpaperlab 2014 Photo3 - Detail of wallpaper "Blanc sur Blanc" by Benjamin Graindore. Photo4 - Detail of wallpaper "Mirage" by Ionna Vautrin for Domestic.

Playing optically on the perception of space, wallpaper designs are steadily becoming more creative to add dimension to the space around us. Devised for A3P (Association for the Promotion of Wallpaper) by designer Benjamin Graindorge, the collective of Les Graphiquants, gallery-owner Sophie Costamagna and photographer Denis Darzacq, the textures that are projected onto our walls make up a very singular expression. It was a game of kinetics for Ionna Vautrin – the first prize winner – who disturbed the flat surface with thousands of peas, and an illusion of folds and geometric abstraction in shades of gray for Les Graphiquants, the second prize winners. Entitled ‘Blanc sur Blanc’, their vision of wallpaper “plunges us into an inspiration of the polar region at a time when global warming is a major issue. Inspired by the panoramic of Zuber, “the land areas” (1862), it reinterprets the concept of discovering new landscapes: the concept of white on white is not visible to the naked eye, and so everything is a matter of details. For, by assembling pieces of pre-cut paper, a shape is created,” explains A3P (Association for the Promotion of Wallpaper).
Until 11 May 2014.
www.lesartsdecoratifs.fr

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