“Mysterious, mythical and futuristic”

Some interiors call for a very special design. Averse to all beaten paths, the final result is a strong statement. The colours, choice of materials and shapes are daring. For the interior designer it’s a sweet
deal and a wonderful challenge ... Textile on the wall. Of course you’ve already seen walls covered with fabric, but this new collection – Enigma – is different. The technique that’s used is special. ARTE’s team of designers has always been a trendsetter when coming up with new colours and using the latest materials and techniques. Here they used thermoforming. It was ARTE who showed this technical tour de force to advantage with the Intrigue collection. Eclipse and Enigma are worthy successors.

Three dimensions
The term itself hints at this exclusive production process. During thermoforming, a shape is pressed into the fabric using heat. The shape is permanent but the material remains supple and strokable. In one smooth movement you get three-dimensional wallcoverings.

This special collection has three different patterns and three types of fabric: a matt fabric, a satin gloss fabric and a suede-look fabric. Each of the patterns in the book has its own colours.

The first design, Flex, consists of angular, geometric blocks. At a distance, the blocks become smaller forming a rigid and ‘hilly’ décor. The relief is more apparent thanks to the subtly shiny fabric. Flex is available in a daring yellow, in dark gold, titanium grey and dark blue.

Charm is a more traditional pattern, but just as daring. A damask motif is pressed into the fabric with the same creativity and care. This pattern is rather large, but no details were missed. The elegant lines are very attractive. Charm comes in five colours: taupe, dark brown, royal blue, fuchsia and grey.