NEPTUNIAN BY AIMEE WILDER INVOKES MYSTERIES OF THE DEEP
| New York, NY - April 5, 2018 | Aimée Wilder looks to the Roman sea god in her newest collection, Neptunian, an exploration of underwater life. Like the unpredictable nature of the sea, Neptunian represents the ever-changing landscape of water in its movement and life; the stunning patterns and motifs in the designs emerge from Wilder’s own scuba diving expeditions, and create allure with their flowing watercolors and ambiguous forms.
“While scuba diving, I’ve always been captivated by the textural beauty of sea life,” says Wilder. “I translated that feeling into these lively patterns that emulate the elegant complexity of nature.”
Like the depths of the seas from which the creatures that inspired the patterns hail, the backgrounds have a swirling beauty that underscores the mysteries of the deep. Coming in rich and romantic shades, including a sophisticated copper tone hailing from ancient times, Secret Language and Anemone were hand painted with watercolors using Wilder’s signature quality.
Secret Language: Derived initially from the distinct patterning of the spotted eagle ray, Secret Language consists of 51 symbols that tell a story of the underwater life of the rare animal and an ancient connection between the earth and the heavens. A hand-painted watercolor background sets the scene for Wilder’s own Secret Language.
Anemone: This pattern has an understated sophistication, replicating the intriguing striped pattern of a sea anemone with a rich watercolor wash to complement.
Neptunian wallpapers are screen-printed by hand on clay-coated, FSC-certified paper and sold by the roll and can be customized into large format murals ($32 per square foot). For higher traffic environments, it is also available on contract vinyl and a range of Type II substrates. This collection is available as fabric as well in a number of materials including organic denim, Belgian linen, and heavyweight linen, in addition to Belgian cotton/linen blends, and is priced by the yard. Commercial coating is available for an additional fee with options from water repellent and UV protection to stain and abrasion.
About Aimée Wilder:
Wilder was born and raised in New York and graduated from the School of The Art Institute of Chicago in 2001. She has held positions as a designer for several iconic firms including DwellStudio, Martha Stewart Living, and The Gap. Transfixed by the world of textiles and design, she launched her namesake wallpaper brand at New York’s ICFF in 2009 after her first fashion licensing contract with Vans in 2008. Known for bold designs and a playful aesthetic, Aimée Wilder has expanded its line to include home textiles and handmade rugs, as well as accessories such as pillows and poufs.