wallpaper design in collaboration with De Gournay - "Abbâssi in the Sky" and "Chez Nina"
The intention was to contrast a geometric / modern / bright color and abstract urban landscape with its nearly contrary — an oriental / figurative oversized miniature on a soft background -
One was inspired by Giorgio di Chirico and the other by the famous 16th century miniaturist Abbâssi — who illustrated Ferdowsi‘s Shâhnâmeh (The Persian Book of Kings)
"De Gournay is the haute couture of wallpaper — you can fit a pattern to a room like a dress to a body"
photos ©Marco Pinarelli
photos ©Aurore de la Morinerie
photos ©India Mahdavi