Maison 01

Maison Marie Mees & Cathérine Biasino
Arte n.v.
Wallpaper or vinyl on wallpaper, screen printing and embossing

The Maison 01 collection transcends flat wall coverings and brings the wall to life.

The design involves much more than coming up with a repetitive motif in a certain colour and size. It’s about making light visible. By using relief and playing with alternating glossy and matt surfaces, the wall is transformed and constantly changes depending on light intensity and the angle from which it is observed. The use of monochrome colours ensures that these subtle nuances are not distorted and are shown to their best advantage. The design leans heavily on the world of typography, where letters only acquire a meaning in relation to other letters. Carefully nuanced hexagons and squares, vertical lines or configurations of adjacent circles, create a tension in the ‘visual field’.