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Hanna Nyman Wallpapers
by Tim Yu
on 04 September 2008

By Ezra Natalia

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Prior to graduating from the Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm, textile designer Hanna Nyman already had the interior industry’s attention for her intricately-designed wallpapers. Hanna works mostly with patterns that change shape, as she enjoys the tension when something beautiful transforms into something new or acquires an unexpected function. This is clearly evident in her work.

Floral patterns emerge from the paper's surface and her wallpapers become three-dimensional. Even better, the wallpaper is designed so that each user peels back a select section of the wall allowing customization of the the pattern and giving each wall its own identity. Hanna also designs origami sculptures and lights to enhance texture and interactivity within a space.

Inspired by the poem "Skogen Skapar" by Ann Jäderlund, which Hanna interprets as "a crazy story about strange things happening in the forest, like an urban jungle," she uses her own work to tell stories. "My work is narrative rather than functional."

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Check out Nyman's work currently being exhibited at A World of Folk, a design and craft fair in Norway. More info is available on her website and contact her directly to inquire about purchasing her wallpapers.

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