Diptyque Has Launched Its First-Ever Wallpaper Collection
Diptyque’s fragrances and scented candles have always been a common sight (and smell) in celebrity homes. Now, expect these celebrity homes to carry the French perfumer’s newest — though unexpected — product: wallpaper.
The company is selling a collection of 10 wallpapers inspired the early works of their three founders, Desmond Knox-Leet, Christiane Gautrot, and Yves Coueslant. The patterns are a celebration of Diptyque’s 60-year history, referencing designs from their archives, including drafts and sketches, as well as illustrations from Knox-Leet’s travel journals.
This isn’t Diptyque’s first foray into home goods. When the co-founders started the brand in 1961, they initially produced the patterns for upholstery and fabrics. Then, in 1963, they launched their first three candles — Tea, Hawthorn, and Cinnamon — followed by over 50 more in the years that followed.
A closer look at the papers reveals the colorful history and thought process behind each one. For instance, the Praetorian print (as well as Diptyque’s logo) took inspiration from the shields of ancient Rome’s Praetorian Guard, while the monochrome Basile Frieze design was formerly used as upholstery at the French Palais de l’Elysée. If you’re going for a Japandi aesthetic, there’s also the Sarayi paper, which was inspired by traditional Japanese prints.
The patterns were made into wallpaper with help from textile designer Cécile Figuette, who used digital printing technique on non-woven paper instead of fabric. This method not only allows the artworks’ colors and details to be more accurate, but also makes the paper more sustainable.
As is to be expected from the luxury brand, Diptyque’s wallpaper doesn’t come cheap. The rolls and murals cost anywhere between $650 and $1,715. You can check out the full collection here.