Designed as part of our NEW WAVE collective and printed on our paste the wall paper so the product is both easier than conventional wallpaper to hang and remove, this fun filled fishes design is sure to add a splash of colour and a lot of fun to any room.
Kate Usher graduated from Cleveland College of Art and Design just a month before having her second child. She launched her boutique wallpaper brand thanks to a start-up scheme created by Wayne Hemingway and Gateshead Council and has gone on to exhibit at some of the UK’s key design shows.
Frustrated by the lack of good patterns on offer for children’s interiors, Usher decided to, ‘Break the mould and create designs which were quirky and fun, yet also appealed to design-conscious adults.’ Fish, her print for New Wave Collective, takes as its starting point the classic British beach. ‘Think wet and windy sand dunes, fishing huts, beach combing and rock pooling,’ she says. The collage-effect is thanks to Usher’s extensive collection of business-envelope linings which she used to create her design. ‘I used them in a cut-and-stick fashion to create fish that have quite a naïve, childlike style.’