Brooklyn-based Calico Wallpaper began haphazardly during the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy when Rachel Mosler and Nick Cope were stranded in their loft and out of work for a month.
Their method embodies years of research in the various disciplines in paper marbling, which have spanned the globe. The arts of Suminagashi and Ebru, emanating from Japan and Turkey respectively centuries ago are both evident in our collection. However, it is our expansion of these practices that makes Calico Wallpapers truly unique. By drawing from each of these forms we have created something entirely different.
The duo partnered with Dieu Donné to create a 100% cotton fiber paper that allowed them to make the largest marbled papers in existence. These large scale originals got into Cope’s hands where he then adapted the patterns to become wallpaper (he can adapt them to fit any wall size).