New WALPA Wallpaper Museum and New Office.

Hi folks,

 

We just had an incredibly busy and awesome time.

After sweating blood and tears everything is ready, the opening party has been a huge success and people from all over Japan have been visiting us.

As you can imagine we have gone berserk and wallpapered absolutely everything. There is no surface and wall left unharmed.

We have gone all the way to create something really unique and well,…, over the top!

Nothing is going to stop us on our way to become the most unique wallpaper store in the world.

I cannot disclose any details yet but you can expect great things from WALPA in a really close future.

 

Meanwhile enjoy the tour and let me show you around the new store and office.

Starting from the store.

 

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Scrapwood Wallpaper from NLXL.

 

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Our library with tons and tons of wallpaper swatch books.

 

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NLXL’s Merci Tins Tiles.

 

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Here is a detail of Koziel Bricks and NLXL x Piet Boon Concrete Series.

 

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Beverly Hills wallpaper in the powder room. A splendid jungle vibe.

 

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Our panels to display the wallpaper. Here shown NLXL x Ekaterina Panikanova wallpaper.

 

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The Museum’s powder room.

 

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The park with a slide and playground for the kids.

 

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Feel free to use the WALPA bus to visit us!

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WALPA Cafe with some awesome stools from NLXL x Piet Hein Eek (foreground) and some sweet Rullers wallpaper from Mr&Ms Vintage.

 

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The kids room. Wallpaper courtesy of the mighty Milton&King (wall) and Hibou Home (ceiling).

 

 

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More Scrapwood Wallpaper from NLXL and Piet Hein Eek.

 

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The new desks are as you can guess wallpapered then protected with some varnish.

 

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One of the meeting rooms with some incredible Musical Mandala from the one and only Flavor Paper (of course).

 

 

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NLXL x Studio Job l’Afrique wallcoverings. Edgy and super cool.

 

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The powder room has a deep perspective wallpaper. The mural is made to order by Photowall.

 

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Timorous Beasties psychedelia on both walls with some Deborah Bowness tiles wallpaper on the foreground.

 

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The powder room and its amazing ceiling from NLXL x Merci and the cute rabbits from Dolcevita.

 

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Now the men’s room. An incredible industrial vibe with NLXL x Studio Job wallpaper.

 

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Knot on Wood and B-A-N-A-N-A-S from Flavor Paper. The banana wallpaper is scented! No need for a refresher.

 

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Another view of this incredible wallpaper.

 

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Where the magic happens: the office.

 

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A huge brick wall courtesy of Tom Haga’s Concrete Wallpaper.

 

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There is of course much more to see and I truly invite you to come and see for yourself.

The idea was to create a special place, a wallpaper paradise and I do believe we have succeeded.

Feel free to contact us anytime if you are looking for some wallcoverings and inspiration for all your projects.

 

 

 

Get ready for the National Wallpaper Week ran by Graham&Brown.

Hello folks.

 

Save the date.

The Graham&Brown National Wallpaper Week is happening soon.

Running from the 5th to the 11th of October the event is a wallpaper’s lover dream.

I really like the energy and creativity in Graham&Brown. They sure do a lot to promote wallpaper in Great Britain.

I am pretty sure this is a world first, a full week of events based around the wallpaper.

There are competitions, clinics, exhibitions and more…Just check it our if you are lucky enough to be in UK around this time.

The main site can be accessed here:

 

 

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There is also a Facebook page to follow the event in real time:

Make sure to check out the schedule.

This is really mouth watering, there are enough activities to stay busy for days and days and days.

Come and join in at your convenience.

 

 

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On a more personal note, at WALPA we are very proud of being Graham&Brown partners for Japan.

This is really exciting to be working with people like that.

We share the same vision of pushing the wallpaper world into new directions.

Come over and check out Graham&Brown wallpaper.

 

 

New Office and WALPA Osaka Store.

Hi folks!

We are getting ready to relocate our main office and Osaka store to a new location.

With the building done the fun part begins.

We have had a hard time picking up the wallpaper, with so many amazing products and so many different people in the company the selection process has been a long road. Still we have managed to satisfy everybody needs without being all over the place.

 

Each room will have a distinct atmosphere and ambiance.

We have tried to use has many wallpaper as possible and to represent the broad range of designs, materials and colors available. The office and the store will be representative of the sate of the wallpaper world.

 

Some wallcoverings are funky, some are realistic, some are subtle and some are just in your face.

Considering that we have  the means and the space this would have been a shame not to use wallpaper from all over the world. Let’s just say that harmony wasn’t the main concern during the selection process.

 

The best part is ahead of us, still I would like to share with you a few images.

Stay tuned for some more.

 

Enjoy this lovely Fall day.

 

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The future is looking bright for WALPA!

 

 

New design from Studio Ditte!

Hi Folks,

 

We have a new pattern for you coming from Studio Ditte.

This stunning trompe l’oeil wallpaper is called Container and is sure to make a strong impact in your home.

This never cesses to amaze how wallpaper has changed during the last decade.

Wallpaper is back from the dead and bouncing back to new heights.

From has been to hype, wallpaper is blooming and we are lucky to see new designs appearing avery week.

Until the next post enjoy:

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The new designs are already available in our stores.

If you happen to be in Japan just come over and check them out.

 

 

NLXL party

WALPA had the immense pleasure to host a party to celebrate for NLXL new Collection Double Face and its EDIDA Awards in the wallcovering category.

I know that both of them are quite old story but this was a pleasure to meet again.

Rick and Esther have been the perfect guests (as always) .

The whole evening has been great fun and a nice opportunity for people to get to know the designers.

After a few interviews for the Japanese press (I am not allowed to say more at this point and you will know more as soon as the papers are out) we had a nice and relaxing evening.

 

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Check out the Paola Navove’s and Daniel Rozensztroch’s collection.

 

Real gold from the 60’s and 70’s

At WALPA we are lucky, very very lucky and so are you.

We have found the golden pot and put our hands on a huge stock of european retro / vintage wallpaper.

While some are arguably an acquired taste some of the designs are truly timeless.

We are still unpacking but some designs already have caught our eyes.

We cannot wait to bring you the “new” collections.

Meanwhile you can check the actual vintage collection here.

 

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House of Hackney new collection is out.

Hi folks,

I hope all is good on this beautiful day.

The beautiful albeit hot weather calls for some freshness, luckily the new House of Hackney designs have plenty of it for all of us.

Tropical, vegetal, bold or subtle, pick you flavor!

House of Hackney has outdone itself again. The whimsical and weird animals from the beginnings are gone but the magical vibe is there.

 

Make a statement.

Coordinate the wallpaper strangeness to either a classical British style or a modern one for a bold yet stylish interior.

 

Starting from my favorites, here is a quick introduction to the new line-up.

 

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Come over and check out the rest of the collection and Spring themed wallpaper in our stores.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WALPA in Milan

Hi wallpaper lovers.

WALPA was in Milan for the Salone del Mobile and has big news for you.

NLXL, the infamous Scrapwood Wallpaper designers has chose to catch the chance to introduce their new collections Obsession by Daniel Rozensztroch from Merci and Addiction by Paola Navone.

What can be said about Milan that has not been said yet?

The city is gorgeous, the people are beautiful and the food is exquisite.

Here are few snapshots.

 

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NLXL new collections are blurring the lines between art and wallpaper.

Double Face refers to the dualism presents at the core of the exhibition.

Both collections are complementary and echo together to create a new concept in the wallpaper world.

You can tell that there is a lot of love (and off course work)  involved in the creative process of these designs.

 

The first collection “Addiction” is all about Paola Navone addiction to blue.

She has been using this color all along her career and the color is now her signature.

Bold, arty and challenging this series of wallpaper is a really pleasure for all the designs connoisseurs.

A real treat for this Summer.

 

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On the other side of the coin, Daniel’s collection is all about the detail and realism.

You literally have to touch the wallpaper just to make sure that this is not a real hanger!

Obsession refers to Daniel compulsive way of collecting objects of all kinds.

The series is easier on the eye and has proved to be a real crowd pleaser.

It does help that Daniel is one of the most charming and down to hearth person in the business.

Enjoy his collection below:

 

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The highlight of the whole week was the Elle Decor International Awards 2015.

Being awesome as they are our good friends from NLXL won the award in the Wallcoverings category with their Archive Collection by Studio Job.

This is not the first time but seing them taking another award home is really satisfactory.

Their dedication to great designs, challenging wallpaper and being themselves is paying off.

It is always satisfactory to see people like Rick and his team succeed.

I trust them to keep pushing the boundaries and bring more “Designs” into the wallpaper world.

Well done Rick.

 

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This was the perfect ending to an exciting (and busy) week in Milan.

 

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Thanks for all the inspiration and the wonderful moments.

See you again soon Milan.

 

All the collections are available in our WALPA stores.

 

WALPA April fairs.

Hello there,

Cherry blossoms are blooming and Spring is here.

The timing could not be better to start our Hibou Home and Majvillan centered fair.

Playful designs with fresh and breezy colors.

Tales of dragons and pirates, these wallpapers tell a story and imagination is the only boundary.

Perfect to create a fun and loving interior for your kids or the inner child in you.

Jump on the occasion to save the international shipping and get a 1000 JPY discount!

( For Japan only and until the 19th of this month).

 

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Off course this is just an appetizer as always and there is plenty more to see at WALPA!

Don’t forget to bring your kids along.

The wallpaper masters from down under have a new collection out for you guys.

Lovely Thursday, wallpaper day.

Milton&King are busy, very busy.

They are not wasting time to conquer the wallpaper world and are back with a Nordic inspired new collection: Ingrid&Mika.

The designs are definitely new for Milton&King and has a different vibe.

Geometric, joyful yet stylish.

The new collection will be available through WALPA soon.

Meanwhile here is a small taste of the things to come.

I hope you will enjoy as much as we do.

 

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