Make a note in your diary: Mini Moderns are Launching in three weeks time a fantastic new design of wallpaper perfectly titled “Whitby”
Mini Moderns are all at sea with their latest nautical-but-nice wallpaper design.
Inspired by 1950s linocuts, ‘Whitby’ captures the majesty and beauty of the open sea.
Mini Moderns designers Keith Stephenson and Mark Hampshire explain how the design came about: “Coincidentally, we both spent all our holidays on the North Yorkshire coastline. Keith grew up 20 miles from Whitby, and Mark’s aunty ran a boarding house in near-by Filey. So when we think of the seaside, it’s not beach huts and yachts, but the vibrancy of a working fishing harbour that comes to mind. The linocut style offered the perfect way of expressing the movement of the waves and the ruggedness of the coastline we know so well.”
The print features a pair of brave fishing boats, circled by a flock of hungry seagulls.
The bold wave motif creates the effect of the sea morphing into a cloudy sky, forming a dramatic horizontal stripe. The colours of weathered seaside awnings and fisherman’s overalls informed the palette. The wallpaper comes in 10m x 52cm rolls printed with waterbased inks on paper from sustained forests.
‘Whitby’ is available in four new colourways: Washed Denim, Awning Red, Stone and Lido. ‘Whitby’ is the second print to be launched from the new Mini Moderns‘Day-tripper’ collection, which celebrates aspects of British culture, hobbies and pastimes.
Mini Moderns is a range of cross-generational wallpapers and interiors products aimed at design conscious families. All designs in the Mini Moderns brand are exclusively designed and produced by London based design and branding agency, Absolute Zero Degrees, run by Keith Stephenson and Mark Hampshire. Launched in 2006, Mini Moderns initial wallpaper collection was snapped up by Heal’s and the brand goes from strength to strength, selling both online and via select stockists internationally. For more details on Mini Moderns click here: http://www.minimoderns.com/about/
For more details about Whitby click here: http://www.whitby-uk.com/ And below some more pictures of Whitby and some added extras ENJOY