London, November 2023: Globally renowned material supplier to the design industry, Fameed Khalique has launched his latest collection of handcrafted wood veneer wall coverings. Coinciding with the 15th anniversary of his eponymous studio, this new collection includes six sustainable and cost-effective designs.
With a strong Art Deco theme, this collection of six wall covering designs is hand-made with dye-cut natural paulownia wood, a sustainable, fast-growing wood that catches the light beautifully as it falls across the delicate grain details. Each pattern is available in a variety of colourways and there are a total of 42 options for clients to choose from.
Visually the collection is both striking and captivating, including bold geometric shapes which make a statement and offer a sumptuous tactility combined with an unrivalled opulence. In addition to the six standard patterns is ‘Starburst’ which is a fully custom design made to fit each installation, and already features in Vesper Bar at The Dorchester and The Baccarat Bar at Harrods. The new collection will no doubt be much admired and selected by leading designers across the hospitality and residential spaces both here and abroad.
“The Art Deco era is one of my favourite time periods and, as such, the wall covering designs exude a similar elegance and opulence. Whilst they’re not a replacement for the traditional straw marquetry technique, this collection offers our clients a cost-effective alternative that can be produced on a much larger scale, but still looks luxurious.
The creation of this collection follows the success of our first product series that featured three differing patterns. As designs have evolved, so too have our clients’ expectations, so we wanted to really push the boundaries of complexity in the new wood veneer patterns. The visually striking starburst design will create a ‘wow’ moment, whether it wraps cupboard doors, features within panels or covers the walls of an entire scheme. I’m looking forward to seeing how our clients use this collection” says Fameed Khalique.
The launch occurs at the same time the brand celebrates 15 years in the industry, marking a milestone moment for Fameed Khalique. A new website, launching this month, showcases the showroom’s infinite library of material possibilities as well as a unique collection of lifestyle accessories. This includes cushions and scarves made using the materials & techniques synonymous with the brand.