GO BESPOKE

Bespoke projects are my favourite, whether that be designing patterns for products such as home accessories or fashion or creating a bespoke wallpaper for a client.

Recently I completed a fantastic creative bespoke wallpaper project for a Centre Process Innovation (CPI). I was approached to design a bespoke wallpaper that reflects the theme of the company - biology and science - how could I make this super cool?!
I wanted to write this blog post to highlight the process of working on a very unique wallpaper project from start to finish.

1. Design meeting to discuss initial ideas, themes and budget. The team at CPI left the initial stages very open ended. I worked closed with the Interior Architect whom provided plans and measurements of each area so I could make a start on this 6 week project.

2. I visited the science labs to soak up some inspiration for a starting point. Observing colour choices which had not been fully discussed at this stage and whether CPI wanted a more corporate or cool feel? 

3. From my collection of photos I started to interpret my own designs. As the spaces I was designing for were huge I worked on wide width wallpaper. For an appropriate amount of coverage to ensure a variation without to much repetition I designed three rolls, overall 30m of varied pattern.

CPI Logo manipulation

CPI Logo manipulation

Creating diagrams in illustrator which capture and reflect the theme of CPI. Certain aspects of the design are visually reflective of the diagrams the engineers use in the labs. The team at CPI requested perfection with the diagrams used. 

Creating diagrams in illustrator which capture and reflect the theme of CPI. Certain aspects of the design are visually reflective of the diagrams the engineers use in the labs. The team at CPI requested perfection with the diagrams used. 

4. Design meeting to present first draft to the team and note feedback and alterations. The first draft was very creative and included aspects bright popping colour. From this point is was decided the designs were spot on and the colours needed to muted to the corporate colours that range from a blue to grey for CPI. I added aspects of oranges, pinks and yellows subtly. The furniture upholstery had speckles of bright colours which we wanted to reflect in the design. 

First draft, each panel is 1.4m by 500cm long, very large!

First draft, each panel is 1.4m by 500cm long, very large!

Fabric Swatches 

Fabric Swatches 

Colour Swatches

Colour Swatches

5. The team at CPI decided later in the project the colours had to reflect the corporate theme of the company. Amendments and finalising designs back and forth, this is the final draft.

Final Draft

Final Draft

6. I worked on-site to help with installation making sure each panel was placed in the correct area. To see more photos of the project please visit here.

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