AO Journal

Wallpaper is having a moment

While it has never gone out of style, the age-old alternative to paint experienced a downturn in recent decades. From hand-painted murals and modern geometric designs to tonal patterns and traditional toiles and chintzes, wallpaper is more popular than ever. 

Our recommendation at ArtOrigo is a simple one – think out of the box and go bold! Breathe life into your walls – and add a little art in the process – with Radnai Art Gallery’s line of art influenced wallpapers. Sold exclusively through ArtOrigo, the Art Deco, Art Noveau, Pop Art, Op Art, antique, retro and contemporary designs fit in just about any interior. Notes ArtOrigo founder Gabor Ujvari, “Since wallpaper is coming back as a Renaissance tool for interior designers, architects and homeowners, we started thinking about how to transfer Radnai’s paintings as a new vision for wallpaper.”

Perfect for a powder room (Rose 2019), dressing room (Retro 2019) or a hallway or dining room (take your pick), the papers are available to order on canvas, silk, and paper with customized designs by request (lead time is only a few weeks).  We can also take the guesswork out of figuring how much to order so send us your measurements. And for the commitment-phobic, why not frame a series of the designs as the perfect conversation starter (such as the Marilyn in Yellow 2019, Marilyn in Black 2019, Marilyn Rainbow 2019 and Marilyn II.2019). 

A note about the artist: Hungarian graphic artist József Riedlmayer Radnai’s work has been on display in exhibitions in Budapest, Montreal, London, and Quebec, to name a few. Not one to follow trends, the artist believed that “every painting is a self-portrait about ourselves. I put into my paintings my view about the world and myself, and the relationship of these, as there is no creation without creator.”