Digital Nature

July 25, 2006

Digitally-designed wallcovering

Exploring new ways to reference patterning found in nature, Karim Rashid digitally generated five designs and manipulated them to resemble multiple plant, animal, land, and human anatomies. The five patterns in the Digital Nature collection are available in chartreuse, cyan, magenta, silver, and sixty-five other colors, allowing different iterations.

The designs are: Replicant—a large-scale vertical wire frame pattern that resembles successive joints of an x-rayed leg structure or strong plant stalks that “climb” the height of the wall; Flexous—a pattern that creates topography on walls by referencing a molded wire frame, screen, or wrinkled fabric, which becomes luminous when the line work is lighter than its background; Zenith—zoomorphic masses of vertical strings that rise the height of the wall; Space Warp—avian-influenced patterns superposed with an irregular grid in translucent inks to reveal underprinting; and Rosetta—pairs of bud-like, spiralized forms composed across the wall surface in a serialized design.

Contact: Wolf-Gordon, Long Island City, NY, USA.

For more information, see Transmaterial: A Catalog of Materials That Redefine our Physical Environment

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