design et al are delighted to announce that Arte International Furnishing Ltd have been shortlisted for Wallcovering Award in The Product Design Categories within The International Design and Architecture Awards 2017
A luxury wallcovering made from hand-woven sisal fibres, rigorously carved out and processed according to a refined traditional inlay technique. Arte International’s Oculaire collection, adds something very special to a home as the sisal is woven by hand. It is a very pure end-product because the wallcovering is based on sisal, a natural material. Sisal is a very strong fibre, derived from the agave plant. Just like rattan and reed, the material is appearing more often in our interiors. Selecting sisal as a primary fabric results in a stylish wallcovering that transports you to warmer climes.
Pieces are cut from the fabric with a die. The cut-out elements are then inlaid by hand and glued in a pattern that creates a trompe-l’oeil effect. A process that must be done with extreme care, and is therefore reserved for the true professional. A herringbone motif often appears busy, but by implementing it with sisal, you get a much softer and more natural design. A joy (and thus not a burden) for the eye. The soft range of tints in the fabric ensures a quiet pattern that has a nice balanced appearance. In addition, this type of design makes a living space appear longer.
The design Combine, from our collection Oculaire (and especially the black and white colourway) is widely applicable in different type of interiors. Natural product is appearing more often into our interiors and with Combine design, bringing something very special and luxurious into your home.