Apr 06, 2017 / Products
Topographies by Snarkitecture

Topographies is a new wallpaper collection initiated by Calico Wallpaper for their Imagined Landscape collection, designed by New York-based designers Snarkitecture. Topographies was developed by partners Daniel Arsham, Alex Mustonen, and Ben Porto. Building on their exploration of excavation as an architectural process, the collaboration with Calico Wallpaper transforms this three-dimensional exercise into a handmade, two-dimensional wall covering. Stacks of paper are torn by hand to reveal a stepped topography, implying an unknown architectural depth within the wall. Alluding to the aging process of layered wallcoverings, Snarkitecture’s design reveals an unexpected relationship between destruction and construction. The textured contours play between the looseness and depth of the torn excavations and the precision and flatness of the wall surface.