Palmerston Design has been privy to Robert Sangster's large scale suface design for quite a while now. Sangster started off creating faux finishes, patterns and textures by experimenting with different chemical processes, which lead to him creating a line of wall paper for ROLLOUT called New Materialism.
We were so excited to hear that Sangster had teamed up with local design hot spot Hollace Cluny to create a whole new line of wall coverings through ROLLOUT. Sangster jumped at the chance to work with a company he knew would encourage him to push the boundaries of what is expected of wallpaper. When we asked him about his process in creating the collection he replied "To question ideas about decoration and what wallpaper is and could be, to provoke thought. It is a varied collection in some senses, and there was an effort made to appeal to a wider taste, but there is a consistent train of thought that marries all of these patterns into a cohesive whole."
Although the collection is meant to be off the shelf, they can also be scaled to fit any wall perfectly. This means no repeat in the patterns, thus blurring the lines between wallpaper and a mural.
Mona Confesses (above) is one part bold pattern one part subtle with the texture of The Mona Lisa peeking through the polka dots. While in Poured (above top) Sangster comments that "its almost baroque in it’s ornamentation and I organized it so that it falls into loose arches as it marches down the wall."
We love the large scale of Looking Glass (below), which Sangster notes "would look great by candle light," we agree Robert, we agree!