• News: Photo art from 1x as wall murals

    9 July, 2014

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    The designs resulting from our collaboration with online photo gallery 1x include everything from dizzying nature motifs to graphical city sections. Large format photo art.

    Swedish photo gallery 1x was founded in 2007 and today features works by an impressive number of photographers from around the world. Several designs are now available from as made-to-measure wall murals costing £29 per square metre. Pictured, the design Green Barley Field.

  • Celebrate the Summer Solstice with wall murals

    20 June, 2014

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    The longest day is finally here! Celebrate the Summer Solstice with cordial and peonies as big as birds’ nests. And decorate with your favourite wall murals and floral details. In the picture we have used the design Lunch at grandma’s by Anna Ekre. Choose your favourite design and celebrate the warm season’s arrival in summery style! Or why not welcome the Summer with a flowery wall mural designs?

    Below, we’ve picked three of our flowery wall murals, which we hope will give you a lovely summer feel.

    berg kirsits - polska_photowallBerg Kirstis – Polska by Clara Aldén – Agent Bauer

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  • News: Nadja Wedin’s fairy-tale world at Photowall

    4 June, 2014

    budgies_off_white_photowallNow we are broadening our range with wall mural designs by Swedish artist and illustrator Nadja Wedin. Colourful fairy-tale patterns with a host of fine details.

    Nadja Wedin’s wall mural designs are works of art in themselves. They include budgerigars, butterflies and flowers in delightfully colourful settings. Nadja’s four designs come in two different colour schemes and are available from Photowall as made-to-measure wall murals costing £32 per square metre. Pictured, the design Budgies Off White.

  • DIY: Flags from wallpapers

    22 May, 2014

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    DIY-tip! Use your favourite wallpaper to create nice and unique flags. It’s an easy way to make your kid’s room more fun and it gives the room a more personal touch. In this picture we used Gustaf Öhrnells wallpaper Merry Maritime Map from the collection Wallpaper Stories. Choose your favourite motif and make your child’s room more playful.

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  • New wall mural collection: Blossom trees

    14 May, 2014

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    Elegant trees with branches and leaves created by gracious bluebells, plump apples and delicate lady’s mantle. Our unique design collaboration with Swedish designer Lotta Olsson has resulted in the collection Blossom trees.

    The collection comprises three designs, each available in two colour schemes. They are available as made-to-measure wall murals costing £32 per square metre. The above design – Sugarplum Tree – is our best tip for brightening up your summer cottage walls.

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  • Craft tips for the big day

    2 May, 2014

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    May is finally here, and with it the wedding season. Delight the bride and groom or your guests by making lovely cones and filling them with petals, confetti or chocolate. Another simple idea is to decorate matchboxes with your favourite wallpaper. A lovely, symbolic wedding present. In the pictures we have used designs from Maria Bergström’s collection Graphic Ink.

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    diy-wedding-photowall-blogFor more wedding inspiration – take a look at our Pinterest.

  • Create Easter finery with wallpaper

    17 April, 2014

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    This Easter we are making beautiful decorations for the Easter table from our favourite wall murals. In the picture we have used Maria Bergström’s wonderful wall mural Mountain Line from the collection Graphic Ink. Choose your favourite design and invite friends to an Easter craft breakfast – the perfect way to start the Easter holidays.

    For more inspo, check out our Pinterest Easter board.

  • New wallpaper collection – Wallpaper Stories

    10 April, 2014

    Today we are happy to present our latest wall mural collection Wallpaper Stories – created by some of Sweden’s leading graphic designers and illustrators. This collection is the result of the wallpaper design competition we held together with Illustratörcentrum, Sweden’s largest agency in visual communication, and its more than 1,400 members.

    The competition’s renowned jury has handpicked five exciting designs which jointly make up the Wallpaper Stories collection and the designs are unified by its desire to tell a story.

    The collection contains five designs created by the illustrators Anna-Maria IvstedtMaria WahlströmGustaf ÖhrnellHenrik Franklin, and Eva Lindgren, and they are available as made-to-measure wall murals costing 41 EUR per square metre.

    Read more about the illustrators and the motifs stories below.

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    Anna-Maria Ivstedt – Squares

    Jury’s statement:
    “In this elegant yet playful wall mural, hard geometry is combined with soft brushstrokes. The pattern is both classic and contemporary, like a modern update of Viola Gråsten’s classic patterns from the 1950s.”

    Anna-Maria IvstedtAnna-Maria Ivstedt studied at the London College of Communication, Chelsea College of Art and Design and has received the Borås Cultural Award 2013 for Innovation in Textiles & Art area.

    Anna-Marias story about her motif :
    “My pattern  Squares is inspired by ‘Pojagi’, a Korean patchwork technique that was developed in the 1300s. Pojagi textiles were used for all sorts of things in the house and was a smart way for women to re-use fabrics. Craft traditions like these are extremely important and interesting, really worth paying attention to. My patterns in subdued gray tones with black lines provide a powerful and modern feel at the same time as the woven textile detail adds a beautiful softness.”

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    Maria Wahlström – Notepad

    Jury’s statement:
    “Drawing on the wall is now allowed. This wall mural with patterns from different kinds of notepad is based on a strong conceptual idea that also works visually and inspires creativity. Works equally well in a workspace or playroom.”

    Maria WahlströmMaria Wahlström is a trained textile designer at the Industrial Art School in Gothenburg and has designed products for IKEA and worked as a lecturer at the University of Borås.

    Marias story about her motif:
    “When our son Carl-Axel was a teenager, I put some markers in the bathroom and said we were free to draw and write on the tiles. Everyone, especially Carl-Axel’s friends’ liked the idea and formed both serious and humorous thoughts. My pattern Notepad has its own graphic expression, at the same time as they can inspire others to do more personal walls.”

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    Gustaf Öhrnell – Merry Maritime Map

    Jury’s statement:
    The map images, typography and illustrations in this wall mural inspire journeys into a world of fantasy. The execution is exquisite, from the retro feel in the dove-blue colour to the handwritten font. The dreamy atmosphere lead one’s thoughts.”

    Gustaf_ohrnellGustaf Öhrnell is a freelance illustrator with a degree from Konstfack in Stockholm, Graphic Design and Illustration.

    Gustafs story about his motif:
    “When I was a kid I loved the hand drawn maps that were found in Tolkien and CS Lewis books. I used to draw my own, various geographically and impossible fantasy worlds – and in these creations i saw myself living in these foreign countries. I wanted to revive my old interest, and create a different wallpaper motif. One that calls for exploration like the ones I did as a child.”

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    Henrik Franklin – Big spaces in small places

    Jury’s statement:
    “Thanks to the wealth of detail and highly driven craftsmanship in this surreal black and white wall mural, there is always something new to find. At the same time, there is a meditative calm in the flow of images, which is rich with associations. An extremely creative wall mural somewhat reminiscent of Öyvind Fahlström or Hieronymus Bosch.”

    Henrik FranklinHenrik Franklin studied at Konstfack in Stockholm as well as HDK  in Gothenburg and he works with illustrations and animations.

    Henrik’s story about his motif: 
    “A pattern created from a joyful drawing. Without a mandate, a ultimate goal or conceptual ambitions. The image was built piece by piece, until it had become something of itself.”

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    Eva Lindgren – Cone

    Jury’s statement:
    “A classic repeat pattern with a modern touch and a three-dimensional feeling of depth. Art Deco for the digital age.”

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    Eva Lindgren studied at art school in Örebro and works with painting, graphics and sculpture.

    Evas story about her motif: 
    “I saw a picture of a boy with a collar and a skirt made of lotus flowers which inspired me to start drawing sheets in stock. Since I love William Morris patterns and I have seen how powerful and characteristically a room can become with a patterned wallpaper, I wanted to create something that still feels more modern and brighter than his little meandering dark patterns. A detailed decorative surface that stays in place on the wall surface by its color, graphic density and repetition. Leaves on leaves that stay inside a cone or in a leaf hut.”

  • New collection: Graphic Ink by Maria Bergström

    19 March, 2014

    Today we present the results of our latest collaboration with the Swedish designer Maria Bergström: the collection Graphic Ink . The collection consists of playful graphic motifs in beautiful pastel tones.

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    Light hovering feathers, mountain landscapes formed by graphic triangles and ink confetti drops. The motifs in Graphic Ink have been inspired by the meeting between chance and total control.

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    The collection is available exclusively from Photowall. All five designs are available as made-to-measure wall murals costing £33 per square metre.

  • A fresh take on wall murals

    27 February, 2014

    Today we are launching a brand new wall mural collection. The aim is to take the classic wall mural one step further – a little more crazy, fun and daring. It’s time for wall mural 2.0.

    What happens when you think outside of the conventional wall mural motifs? If you skip the forests, beaches and city views? The results can be seen in Photowall’s and Noll Images’ innovative new wall mural collection. Photographers like Joel RhodinKarolina Henke and Henrik Halvarsson are behind several of the motifs.

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    The collection comprises 36 carefully selected, unexpected and surprising motifs representing everything from coloured circus tents to laughing plastic whales.

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    All the motifs are available as made-to-measure wall murals for GBP 31 per square metre. The interior images for the collection were photographed by Dennis Blomberg and styled by Petra Bauer.