Trend Alert: Kaleidoscopic Wallpaper & Surface Pattern

ICFF 2014

Wallpaper and surface design at ICFF 2014 were kaleidoscopic, with symmetrical patterns that danced around and reflected back on themselves. Few were on the subtle side; these surfaces are exuberant and vibrant, with images that explode in front of your eyes.

Eskayel's new line has an inkblot or tie-dyed quality to it, in either chalky or more saturated tones.

Above, an installation of hand-screened wallpaper by Flavor Paper.

Studio Job's Withering Flowers design (third from the left) for NLXL has an art nouveau bent, like William Morris on an acid trip. More of their collection is seen in the lead image above.

DuPenny's Splash! drawn synchronized swimmers are totally fun and a nice counterpoint to all the digital design. It's available in either black and white, or color.

Timorous Beasties surfaces are surreal and provocative, like the Thunder Blotch textile pattern seen here. Similarly, Marble Gum is totally out of this world (in a good way).

What do you you think? Can you see any of these in your home?

(Image credits: Dabney Frake)