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Dutch Wall Textile Co. commissioned Bo Reudler to design a feature collection of seven wall textile designs. These designs form the centrepiece of the company’s debut collection of wall textiles.
An antique laundry mangle served as the unlikely starting point for this wall textile collection. Bo had always been intrigued by this impressive antique metal object which his grandmother used to press her linens. He experimented with pressing arrangements of fresh flowers between large sheets of cloth. Stunning ethereal imprints resulted when the flowers were pressed through the rollers, their ‘ink’ bursting onto the textile. The flower prints were then scanned in full size in high resolution and translated into patterns while leaving the original shapes and distinctive colours largely unchanged, retaining the spirit of the original pressings – you can almost smell the flowers! New technologies and a fresh look revive the tradition of textile wall coverings. The patterns are digitally printed onto 100% linen. Its unusually wide format (130 cm), for a wall covering, enables fewer repeats.
The collection entitled Bloom Inks brings back the richness of textiles on walls. Whether used to create a feature wall or clad an entire space, the textiles lend a striking freshness to an interior. Capturing the essence of summer in bloom, the designs engage with our longing for tactility and nature.