Artisanal Effects in Wolf-Gordon’s New Type II Constructions
Matte Plays Counterpoint to Metallic
| New York, NY - November 10, 2019 | Wolf-Gordon introduces two new Type II wallcoverings, Ballari and Kabuto, in artisanal looks inspired by industrial materials and architectural elements. The update includes patterns composed of painterly effects that are built up in broad strokes, or subtly removed to reveal metallic hints.
Ballari and Kabuto are ideal wallcoverings for hospitality interiors. Their play of matte and metallic inks—from flat to high energy—offer specifiers opportunities for subtlety and drama that can be beautifully enhanced by lighting.
- Marybeth Shaw, Chief Creative Officer, Marketing & Design
Ballari: A distressed concrete-look with character, Ballari emulates an impasto painting method by layering color with broad, painterly strokes. Though concrete is traditionally matte, Ballari reveals a hidden luster in the mylar, complemented by a sophisticated, neutral palette. Opaque ink is used to offset the mylar, giving an overall richer effect.
Kabuto: In contrast to Ballari, Kabuto appears to have layers “scraped away” to reveal hints of metallic beneath. The sparse patches of shine poke out unevenly, and are revealed over time in order to act as a sparse but elegant detail that draws the eye. Colorways for the pattern were inspired by industrial metals, and include pops of bold orange.
Wolf-Gordon is an American design company offering designers a wide range of interior surfacing products united by the common qualities of excellent design and dependable performance. Founded in 1967 as a comprehensive source for wallcoverings, its product line has since added upholstery and drapery textiles, paints, and Wink clear, dry-erase coating. Through its collaborations with leading national and international designers and in its Design Studio, Wolf- Gordon continues to develop new work that is provocative, inspiring, and of our time. Wolf- Gordon’s growing portfolio of licensed collections includes designs by Laurinda Spear, Karim Rashid, Petra Blaisse, Grethe Sørensen, Kevin Walz, the Boym Partners, Frank Tjepkema, Mae Engelgeer and Aliki van der Kruijs. Wolf-Gordon sales representatives are based in all major markets in the United States.