Heidi Zilmer

Heidi Zilmer:

By making these wallpapers I’m trying to combine a modern wallpaper material with the old Japanese shibori-technique normally used for fabrics.

This type of paper can be treated as if it was a textile which gave me the idea to work with traditional Japanese garment dyeing techniques. The chosen technique came to be the shibori, which has a resemblance to batik, where the fabric is folded and dipped in colour. This creates patterns that combines the geometric with a playful, liquid expression.

The material is the so-called “non-woven” wallpaper, which is strong and keeps its shape even when exposed to water.