Fig 1. Variations of Rye, Palladian and Igneous wallpaper at Maison & Objet.
Custhom, London, prepares for Maison & Objet with new products evolved from the studio’s bold graphic designs and additions to the contemporary wallpaper collection.
Custhom launches its first piece of furniture: the ‘Offset’ screen. A wooden screen, panels slightly offset, which in part covers and in part frames its surroundings. It’s a play on positive and negative space; a physical interpretation of Custhom’s wallpaper design of the same name. Additionally, a new self adhesive tape in the same range of bold, graphic print can be used for permanent or temporary decoration. The Offset Tape (shown in Fig 2.) was originally created for the Design Museum as a printed, re-positional decorative solution.
Three new wallpapers, variations on the gold-speckled Igneous (winner ofthe Wallpaper* Design Award 2016), the foiled Rye papers, and the graphic Palladian print (all seen in Fig 1.), will be shown as part of a new collection for Maison & Objet. The foiled leaves of Rye are now set against a screen-printed background in muted nude colour. Custhom relaunch their website and add an additional site for Studio
Custhom, a response to a growing interest in larger design consultancy projects: www.custhom.com and www.custhom.co.uk/STUDIO.
The Collection, a design shop in Haut-Marais, Paris, exclusively launch four new wallpaper variations by Custhom during an open night event on
Saturday 23 January. The Collection 33, rue de Poitou, 75003 Paris /
Hall 7, Stand I167, Maison & Objet / www.maison-objet.com
Fig 2. Offset tape.
Custhom is a research-based design practice working with handmade processes. By experimenting with tactility and graphic-led design the studio has created a collection of wallpapers, ceramics, textiles and designed products that are all sold internationally. Custhom has a detailed approach to materials and processes. This means that the subtleties of material properties are explored in response to each product or brief.
The studio was established by Nathan Philpott and Jemma Ooi in 2010 and now works with clients on concepts for branding, retail spaces, restaurants and domestic projects, often in collaboration with respected architects and interior designers. Jemma and Nathan met at the Royal College of Art (RCA) and both run programmes at the RCA and the University of the Arts, London, respectively. The studio has an intellectually rich and creatively strong approach to solving each brief independently.
Fig 3. Igneous wallpaper, shown with curve ceramics, is the winner of the Wallpaper* Design Awards 2016.
About The Collection
The Collection is a retail outlet which started life in 2003 with a shop in the Marais in Paris. Allison Grant set up the shop with the idea of bringingnew British design and craft to the French market. Since those early days, the Collection has built up a reputation in France and abroad for selling distinctive ‘one-of-a kind’ products for the home. The Collection enjoys developing products and our own range includes a wallpaper series and a set of furniture produced by the Collection – the fruits of rewarding collaborations with talented artists and designers.