Thursday, 10 September 2009

The Two Figs

An interesting project I have recently worked on was through a Glasgow based interior design company, Surface id. They had a client interested in a bespoke wallpaper for a restaurant opening in the West end of Glasgow. The brief was that the wallpaper should reflect the name of the restaurant "The Two Figs". Increasingly I am specialising in a niche area within the interiors market and providing a bespoke service to clients who are looking for a unique solution for their projects.
The ripe fig colours were to work with the Aubergine and Blue/Green of the leather upholstery within the bar and restaurant - these areas would have different colourways to create a different mood within each.
Currently working even on a callibrated computer screen creates huge colour problems in the transition from RGB to CMYK when a file goes to print. All of my fabric and wallpapers are printed digitally, sometimes in CMYK only, and sometimes with up to eight pigments. Over some of my further posts I will be looking at these issues in more detail.
I used CMYK process colour index references to match the colour within the designs to the upholstery leather and ensure that the colours of the figs and the outline of my pen and ink signature line as well as the background would print as accurately as possible.
The design included a woven textured ground to add interest in the background, as the wallpaper in the bar area was to cover a 5m+ span.
The restaurant opened a few weeks ago and has had great reviews - definitely worth a visit!

The wallpaper is intended as a vibrant conversation piece, here are a few extra images of the detailing within the design - in the bar colourway...

- and the restaurant...