Pierre Frey shortlisted in the Wallcovering award in The International Product Design Awards 2015.The Guiro wallpaper collection draws inspiration from ancient aboriginal customs. Tapa or bark cloths were made in the islands of the Pacific Ocean. Today, what is commonly called ‘barkcloth’ is a soft, thick, slightly textured fabric, so named because it has a rough surface like that of tree bark. The contemporary wallpaper collection plays on the effects of diverse materials such as straw, silk, paper, pleating, and the use of the chromatic palette of Mother Nature.
Pierre Frey’s designers have, over the decades since the 1930s, drawn for inspiration on many historical and geographical sources, from imperial China to 18th-century France and present-day Africa. Guiro is adorned with geometrical patterns intrinsically linked with Wallis Island in Polynesia. This Wallcovering is a print with stripes on a pleated textile paper available in red or black and white . The original document is in the archives of the Maison Pierre Frey.