Feathr has collaborated with iconic British brand Wedgwood and multi-disciplinary artist Claire Luxton to create an original artwork and luxury wallpaper mural – ‘Wonderlust’ – inspired by six patterns introduced to the Wedgwood Wonderlust teaware collection.
Luxton reimagined the new Wedgwood patterns with a living sculptural installation visualised in the artist’s East Sussex studio. Using florals, botanicals, taxidermy and live animals, Luxton created a multi dimensional installation involving sculptural, collage, photographic and hand painted techniques.
The finished three dimensional sculpture was photographed in over thirty different sections by Luxton who then digitally stitched the artwork together in hundreds of layers before applying hand finished details, including water droplets and images of real life poison dart frogs.
Working with Luxton, Feathr has adapted the artwork into a 6 x 3 metre wall mural, available exclusively from Feathr.com. The Wonderlust by Claire Luxton x Wedgwood faithfully reproduces the exquisite detail of Luxton’s original artwork, with the flora and fauna captured in breathtaking sharpness.
Feathr works with a community of internationally acclaimed contemporary artists to design and produce bespoke wallpapers and wall murals. The Feathr team had worked with Claire Luxton in the past and introduced the artist to Wedgwood as the ideal creative partner to reinterpret the Wonderlust design and bring the patterns to life in an interior space.
Claire’s aesthetic and experience designing large format artworks, combined with her multi disciplinary vision and creative sensibility, were the perfect match for Wedgwood and meant the artist was able to appreciate and work within the constraints of the wall mural production process, without compromising her creativity.
Wedgwood is renowned for collaborating with artists to create new expressions of its iconic patterns, an approach focussed on reinvention that has resulted in unexpected interpretations and exciting contemporary visions of the company’s classic and timeless designs.
Recent Wedgwood design collaborations have included Japanese ceramic artist and RCA alumni Hitomi Hosono and leading UK product and interior designer Lee Broom, whilst in the 1930’s the British landscape painter Eric Ravilious became an ongoing collaborator with Wedgwood and in the 1970’s, Scottish sculptor and graphic artist Eduardo Paolozzi created a limited collection of six plates using modern screen printing techniques.
Commenting on the partnership with Wedgwood and Claire Luxton, Tom Puukko, Founder of Feathr says,
“We believe art is for everyone and art should be everywhere. The lush creativity of the new Wedgwood Wonderlust collection felt so ripe for taking into a larger format like a wall mural, so we were delighted when Wedgwood approached us to bring the collection to life as a wallcovering. Claire Luxton, whose work so cleverly plays with the form and scale of botanics, felt like the perfect artist to take the Wonderlust designs on the journey from tableware to wall mural. The final artwork is something truly joyous; rich in detail, filled with tropical texture and a siren call to explore and engage with the natural world.”
Commenting on the collaboration, Claire Luxton explains, “being able to work with a brand that has such a rich heritage was really thrilling to me as you’re building upon generations of craft that is already established. The Golden Parrot and Sapphire Garden prints just popped out to me and they both became crucial in the artwork I created, I was adamant that I was going to involve the parrot in the final artwork and have balance between the botanicals and the animals.” Luxton adds “I’m just moved by the way these two worlds have been able to come together and reflect each other, I think we’ve created something truly unique.”
The Wonderlust by Claire Luxton x Wedgwood wall mural is available in two colour options, Dawn Flight and Dusk Flight.
The landscape format design is made to order in bespoke sizes on 150gsm non-woven wallcovering, along with materials suitable for commercial installations. The mural is available for worldwide delivery exclusively from www.feathr.com.
Interiors start-up Feathr is on a mission to fill the world with more art and less decoration. Headquartered in the famed artists only village of Fiskars, Finland, Feathr roam the world collaborating with contemporary artists to create original wallcoverings and fabrics. Feathr has worked with artists including legendary tattooist Liam Sparkes, renowned American abstract artist Kiki Slaughter and the sought after French creative duo, Atelier Bingo. Feathr has been awarded Surface of the Year at the World Interior News Awards and named as Finland’s number one Design startup.