Painter and designer Madeline Weinrib announced the pending debut of a new hand-painted wallpaper that will complement the designer’s repertoire of signature carpets and textiles.
Titled “Allemande,” the lyrical black-and-white-pattern was inspired by antique French brocade and reinterprets its sumptuous, old-world feel with an airy freshness, Weinrub said. With visible brushstrokes and traces of the artist's hand throughout the surface, the design “has a highly-gestural, spontaneous feel which harks back to Madeline’s beginnings as an abstract painter,” the announcement on the introduction states.
“As a painter, the regard for wall space is an intuitive concern, so this project was really a natural and logical extension of my design work,” Weinrib said. “I wanted my wallpaper to have a very painterly, handmade feel and was excited by the possibility of incorporating another layer, another surface which could bring an added element of interest and personality to a room.”
Produced by the U.S.-based workshop, Studio Printworks, Weinrib's hand painted design has been translated into a vinyl ink on clay-coated paper using a hand silkscreen process. Available to both the trade and public, the paper will be sold as single-roll sets comprised of two 27-inch panels (25-inch trim) each 5 yards in length. The wallpaper will be displayed at the Madeline Weinrib Atelier on the 6th Floor of ABC Carpet & Home in mid-May.
Weinrib, a painter and designer who lives and works in New York, is the granddaughter of ABC Carpet & Home founder Max Weinrib. She carries on the family tradition with her innovative collection of artisanally-crafted carpets, pillows, and textiles.
Known for their lush color and opulent pattern, Weinrib’s designs draw on sources gleaned from her travels and reflect her interest in reinterpreting traditional forms.