Flavor Paper Wins Two Awards for Best Wallcovering
Brooklyn-based wallpaper company Flavor Paper swept the best wallcovering categories in the first-ever NYCxDESIGN Awards and ICFF Editors’ Awards with two new attention-grabbing designs. ShweShwe, an exaggerated-print wallpaper created in collaboration with interior designer Ghislaine Viñas, was recognized with the NYCxDESIGN Award, while Flavor Paper’s latest collaboration, the fantasy landscape mural Waynetopia by artist Wayne White, received the ICFF Editors’ Award.
The first annual NYCxDESIGN Awards program celebrated outstanding achievements across major areas of design from more than 500 city-wide events. ShweShwe takes its name from a printed, dyed cotton fabric that is often used in traditional South African and Lesotho clothing and dates back to Europe in the 1800’s. South African-born Ghislaine Viñas has reflected back on ShweShwe’s rich history, giving a contemporary take on the popular fabric. The wallpaper’s colorways are based on South African wildlife and include Flamingo, Elephant, Kingfisher and Impala. The digitally-printed wallpaper is available on a number of materials, ranging from eco-friendly residential and commercial to vinyl and adhesive-backed fabric.
The ICFF Editors’ Awards convene top editors to scout the show and select the best of this year’s design crop. Waynetopia, an expansive digital mural by artist Wayne White, made the cut in 2016 and was recognized with the award for Best Wallcovering. The fantasy scape wallpaper mural brings new life to a dated dreamland inspired by 19th century scenic paintings. White created the world of texture and awe while incorporating the contemporary word paintings he is famous for. White worked in TV for 25 years as a production designer creating sets, puppets, and animations for shows and videos including Pee-wee’s Playhouse, Shining Time Station, Beakman’s World, and The Smashing Pumpkin’s “Tonight, Tonight.” In 2000 he began his second career as a fine artist, with exhibitions of his paintings and sculptures in museums and galleries all over the world.
About Flavor Paper
Founder and Creative Director Jon Sherman’s original New Orleans start-up and the subsequent development of the Flavor Paper manufacturing facility on Pacific Street in Brooklyn has successfully wallpapered millions of square feet around the globe. Flavor Paper continues to collaborate with Kravitz Design, Milton Glaser, and most recently, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Arts. Clients at the firm span from the architectural IAC Building by Frank Gehry in New York, to sports brand Nike, fashion retailer Steve Madden, international luxury SLS Hotels, W Hotels and more. Flavor Paper designs are also part of permanent museum collections at the Smithsonian Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum and the Brooklyn Museum. Flavor Paper is eco-friendly, using water-based inks and PVC-free, recyclable and recycled content when possible. All products are print-to-order for easy customization and little to no wasted materials. Visit www.flavorpaper.com for more information.