Blurred Lines: Surfaces Trend

Blurred Lines: Surfaces Trend

At the latest edition of Maison & Objet in Paris, rugs, bed linens and tableware were adorned with handpainted brush strokes and inky watercolors. Here we round up 5 of our favorite examples of the trend.

Blurred Lines_Surfaces Trend_Marimekko_weather_diary

Called Weather diary, Marimekko‘s new fall collection has been designed by Aino-Maija Metsola, who has applied painterly aquarelle patterns and drawings on to durable linen and cotton, as well as onto the brand's classic Oiva tableware pieces by Sami Ruotsalainen.

Blurred Lines_Surfaces Trend_Petite_Friture_Nijimi

The Nikimi pillows are French designer Constance Guisset‘s latest creation for Petite Friture. Featuring explosions of bright colour pigments the pillows come in round and oval versions.


The Scribble textile collection by Sylvain Willenz for One Nordic Furniture Company consists of four different patterns with a deliberately simple hand-drawn style.

Blurred Lines_ Surfaces Trend_Swirl_ Deliante Designs

Made of soft Pashmina wool hand knotted in Nepal, the Swirl rug was created ed by artist Danielle David Grinnen of Deliante Designs who based the design on her watercolor drawings of the ocean.

Blurred Lines_Surfaces Trend_Lora-Collection-by-Eskayel_5

Brooklyn-based fabric and wallpaper brand Eskayel is known for its distinctive use of painterly patterns and subtle colour shifts. The latest collection, called Lora, features enormous motifs, muted colors, and textured surfaces.

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