At the Dwell sofa shoot we did on Tuesday, they were using backdrops made of wallpaper. This one we really liked: Chinatown Toile by Dan Funderburg....
This toile features all sorts of a-typical toile scenes like a Chinese delivery truck, a fellow stretching in a park before a soccer game and some folks in puffy jackets looking to buy vegetables in a Chinatown grocery. A Brooklyn artist, you can check out Dan at his website and buy this paper and more at Flavorpaper.
"His patterns, prints and installations are varied in content but all demonstrate an unabashed love for decorative arts. With influences ranging from 14th century Moorish mosaic to 60's American op art, the work is a repudiation of the fabricated schism between art and decoration."
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