Paper your walls with Wim Crouwel

Tony Brook, co-curator of the forthcoming Wim Crouwel show at London’s Design Museum, has unveiled a wallpaper design inspired by the Dutchman’s unmistakable geometric type

Tony Brook, co-curator of the forthcoming Wim Crouwel show at London’s Design Museum, has unveiled a wallpaper design inspired by the Dutchman’s unmistakable geometric type…

While not exactly the kind of soft furnishing you’ll find in B&Q (it’s £175 a roll) Brook’s treatment of the letter “C” – for Crouwel – is surely going to get a few modernists considering re-doing the lounge.

Using just a single iteration of one of Crouwel’s letterforms, Graphic Odyssey has been created with wallpaper manufacturers Cole & Son and comes in aqua (shown) or grey. It will be available from the Design Museum Shop while the Wim Crouwel exhibition is running (March 30 until July 3).

Brook is creative director of London-based design studio, Spin, and a committed fan of Crouwel’s work.

More info on Wim Crouwel: A Graphic Odyssey at the Design Museum website.

 

 

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