Saturday, February 25, 2017

Making New Portfolios

In February 2017 Zoë Design and Dessin Fornir formed a partnership for representation of our Wall Coverings, in their New York, Chicago and Los Angeles showrooms. Since then, I have spent my spare time making new portfolios for all our showroom reps to carry on the road. My first set of books is almost ready and I wanted to share what I have learned.

This is the Murals wallpaper portfolio almost ready for binding.

Each page needed to have all the information about the pattern on it, including name, description or inspiration, approximate repeat, substrate type and size of rolls. 

Below are the all new metallics and an architect's tube, for transport.

The book was getting so heavy and thick, we decided to split the work into three books. Mural Papers, Patterned Wallpapers and Metallic Wall Coverings. The metallics can be transported in an architect's plan case because they relax fairly quickly (see above). This means, with our 5 showrooms, I need to make twelve portfolios! One down, almost. By the end of the month, I should be a master at the art of book binding.

Here are all the pages of the Patterns book, sans covers.

The Mural Papers and Patterns folios are almost complete, needing only the back covers. 

Soon to be the back cover and inside liner of the Patterns book.

Tea Paper on silver, from the Metallics folio. We love this because, when the reflection is dark, it has light lines on a dark background and when the light reflects it has dark lines on a light background. In the photo below, the white back of the next sample is reflected in the left hand side.

Tomorrow, I will finish the cracked plaster samples and get the book assembled. After that, I can relax because I only have 12 more. 

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