Ahoy! Mini Moderns: Launch Whitby Wallpaper


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

Mini Moderns

Mini Moderns are all at sea with their latest nautical-but-nice wallpaper design.

Washed Denim

Washed Denim (New design from Mini Moderns) Photo credit: Josh Love at Love Vintage Furniture

Inspired by 1950s linocuts, ‘Whitby’ captures the majesty and beauty of the open sea.

Awning Red by mini moderns

Awning Red by mini moderns Photo credit: Josh Love at Love Vintage Furniture

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.”

Whitby stone by mini moderns

Whitby stone by mini moderns Photo credit: Josh Love at Love Vintage Furniture

The print features a pair of brave fishing boats, circled by a flock of hungry seagulls.

A hungry Seagull photograph taken by Hannah Colemanwhile on holiday in Bridlington North Yorkshire

A hungry Seagull photograph taken by Hannah Colemanwhile on holiday in Bridlington North Yorkshire

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.

The view of Whitby Harbour walking down from the Abbey

The view of Whitby Harbour walking down from the Abbey

‘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.

Whitby Lido by mini moderns

Whitby Lido by mini moderns

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/

A shop window display taken by Hannah Coleman in Whitby

A shop window display taken by Hannah Coleman in Whitby

For more details about Whitby click here: http://www.whitby-uk.com/ And below some more pictures of Whitby and some added extras ENJOY ;-)

Haunting Whitby Abbey

Haunting Whitby Abbey

Whitby Church onto of the Hill

Whitby Church onto of the Hill

Whitby old town

Whitby old town

Whitbys famous Magpie Cafe

Whitbys famous Magpie Cafe

Whitby Tour bus

Whitby Tour bus

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6 responses to “Ahoy! Mini Moderns: Launch Whitby Wallpaper

  1. Love it, love it, love it!

  2. What a great addition to the minimoderns range, love it – and might even use it in my own home.

    Love the picture of the hungry seagull, once had one swoop down and steal the ice cream I was eating!

    Will be ordering a sample of Whitby when it is available.

  3. Whitby is available for samples now – anyone interested pls send your address to info@minimoderns.com – APD urs are on their way…
    keith

  4. Thank you Fiona, Andrew for commenting it’s a fantastic range. Whitby is very close to my heart, like Keith I spent most of my childhood in Whitby on north Yorkshire holidays :-) oh yes mr seagull he was a greedy so and so I hope you chased the seagul for your ice cream – thank you keith for the samples looking forward to them :-)

  5. AHOY! remember the blog I wrote about @MiniModerns Whitby wallpaper well they are now available to buy here: http://t.co/4Psqmgp YIPEE! WOOP

  6. Pingback: A Nautical Summer with Mini Moderns Whitby Porcelain Set | DREAMWALL STYLE BLOG

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