NEPTUNIAN BY AIMEE WILDER INVOKES MYSTERIES OF THE DEEP
| New York, NY - June 13, 2018 | Aimée Wilder looks to the Roman sea god in her newest wallpaper and fabric 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 and snorkeling expeditions, and create allure with their flowing watercolors and ambiguous forms.
“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 through the use of a new process, watercolor and pigment printing.”
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, Anemone and Sea Ray are wallpaper patterns, hand painted with watercolors using Wilder’s signature quality. Fabrics, pillows, and poufs will offered in Raja, which is a slight variation on Secret Language, Sea Ray, and Anemone.
Secret Language: Secret Language has 51 symbols that tell a story of an ancient connection between the heavens and Earth. The hand painted watercolor background sets the scene for Wilder’s own Secret Language.
Wallpaper colors: Angora, Mariana, Moonbeam, Nizina, Rosewood, Ultramarine
(Raja) Fabric colors: Finn, Isla
Wallpaper Repeat: 27” (68.58 cm) x 80 in (202.3 cm)
(Raja) Fabric Repeat: 4" (137.16 cm) x 12.877” (32.71 cm)
Anemone: Based on the markings of the Spotted White Rose Anemone, this pattern has an understated sophistication, with a rich watercolor wash to complement.
Wallpaper colors: Cyprian Copper, Frosted Silver, Musk Copper
Fabric colors: Sel, Finn, Echo
Wallpaper Repeat: 27” (68.58 cm) x 60” (152.4 cm)
Fabric Repeat: 54" (137.16 cm) x 12.877” (32.71 cm)
Sea Ray: Derived from the distinct patterning of the Spotted Eagle Ray, Sea Ray has an animal print quality that suits luxury interiors.
Wallpaper colors: Angora, Mariana, Moonbeam, Nizina, Rosewood, Ultramarine.
Fabric colors: Nerina, Reef
Wallpaper Repeat: 27” (68.58 cm) x 42.4” (107.7 cm)
Fabric Repeat: 54" (137.16 cm) x 42.4” (107.69 cm)
Neptunian wallpapers span across residential materials and commercial substrates, and are priced from $190 per single roll (27 inches by 5 yards). They are printed by hand in the US on clay-coated, FSC-certified paper. The collection is available on Type II mylar and a range of textured substrates at 51 inches wide priced and $26 per square foot. It is also available in Organic Cotton Denim, Combed Cotton Sateen, Belgian Linens, and Belgian Linen-Cotton Blend, priced by the yard ($150 – $165). Custom drapery, coloring, and commercial coatings are available.
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.