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We are back from Maison & Objet!

Hello everyone,

WALPA is back from Maison & Objet 2016 in Paris.

We have seen many new exciting wallpaper and products.

Some booths were real standouts and today I would like to focus on one brand in particular Koziel.

Coming from the theatre and stage design world the French designer’s flair to create atmospheres and ambiances is outstanding.

His booths are always a delight to visit and totally immersive. This is like being in a different world, completely disconnected from the outside world.

 

This year Christophe Koziel, the designer and owner of the company, has decided to introduce a whole new collection called Fantomatik.

Born from his love for inhabited spaces this new collection of fabrics, rugs, lunch mats and wallpaper is based on distressed tin tiles, herringbone and wooden patterns.

The extensive range of patterns, sizes and materials allows for an unlimited amount of possibilities.

 

The collection is not finished yet and may be subjected to some changes.

Just a taste of things to come.

 

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Meanwhile you can still check out the rest of Koziel wallpaper at WALPA online store and in our showrooms.

 

 

 

 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all the wallpaper lovers

WALPA wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

We hope 2016 will bring you love, happiness and success.

We are also looking forward to what all our wonderful partners have in store for us wallpaper addicts.

With all the new technologies and the ever expending designs and technics range 2o16 this is going to be another exciting year.

Here are a few Christmas themed wallpaper to put you in a festive mood.

The Deborah Bowness’s limited edition “Tree for Life” is exactly what your home needs.

Available in two versions, you can either choose one our combine them!

 

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It has been an incredible warm Winter so far but Abigail Edwards snow flakes wallpaper will cover your snow needs!

 

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UK’s Dupenny designs are also great for all the Winter sports lovers.

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How about some knit wallpaper to keep you warm and comfy?

Lake August designs are truly unique and I warmly invite you to check the rest of the collection here.

 

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There are of course plenty more designs , check out WALPA and find yours!!!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

 

Store focus.

Hi folks,

 

It has been a month since we have opened our new Osaka flagship store WALPA Wallpaper Museum.

This has been a crazy good month, a lot of visitors and a lot of exciting events.

Lets just say this, we had a blast!

I would like to thanks all our visitors and all the people who came to visit, laugh and talk.

 

WALPA is always looking for new ways to keep you interested.

Wallpaper is a limitless material and I thought I would show you some examples of what can we done.

I mean we even have a real life size lion.

Enjoy the tour.

 

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The above are just a couple of examples.

The possibilities are truly limitless! The sky is the limit!

Come over and get inspired.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

Work in Progress…New WALPA store.

Hi folks,

 

I thought I would just give you a chance to peek behind the scenes of our new WALPA store.

Here a few random images showing (not in necessarily in this order) some Scrapwood Wallpaper, Piet Hein Eek furnitures, Koziel fabrics, flowers and a black cat.

The later being presents from some partners.

All the staff in on the deck for this marine inspired building.

Jump on board and fallow us all over the world as we cruise and search for the best of the best wallpaper.

Enjoy and hope to see you there soon.

 

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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.

 

 

The kids’ room in our new office.

Hi folks,

Today I thought I would report on yesterday’s work in the kids room.

After preparing the surface we had the pleasure to install this beautiful wallpaper from Hibou Home.

Hibou Home is a British brand specialized in creating children’s wallpaper and fabric that’s not only inspiring and fun but looks fabulous too. The wallpaper collection is sophisticated and inspired by timeless themes children know and love.

Cool and stylish designs perfect for children young and old. The color palette is dusky, muted and yet up to date.

 

The design we have chosen for the ceiling of our kids room is the Stars one.

I thought you would love to see a bit of behind the scenes so here you are.

Stay tune for the images of the full installation and of the kids room.

 

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I will try to keep you posted on a daily basis.

Meanwhile you can always check our store here.

 

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!

 

 

Fall selection.

Good afternoon to all wallpaper lovers.

 

The wind gets cooler and cooler, the days are shorter and the temperature is dropping.

Fall is definitely upon us.

With the weather getting more pleasant this is a great time for DIY projects.

How about some redecorating and wallpaper hanging?

I have selected a few wallcoverings that definitely smell of Fall.

 

Back from the European 60’s / 70’s here is some soothing vintage wallpaper.

Retro wallpaper is back and a fine addition to your interior.

 

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Looking for something a bit warmer?

Mineheart lovable wallpaper collection is an unique blend of modernism and tradition.

Every piece si carefully crafted to inspire, tell a story, express a poetic notion or just make us smile.

The brand name itself is rooted in Shakespearian English and reinforce the playfulness of the British design studio.

A few of their new products:

 

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Daniel Heath has a fascination for the weird and the wonderful and it shows in his designs.

For instance these seemingly beautiful birds are in fact pinned, stuffed and preserved in static macabre.

 

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The wonder and spectacle of the circus and the whimsical imagery of Victorian inspires Daniel’s Amazing Jumbo design.

Peer inside the big top style illustration and see horses and elephants playfully perform.

 

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At last but not least here is Hannah Nunn.

Her Beech Leaves wallpaper is inspired by a rainy morning walk when she sheltered under a low hanging beech canopy.

” I loved the way the light shone through the leaves to create overlapping shadows.”

The ink has  a subtle sheen and really is beautiful when it catches the light.

 

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Paper Meadow is a wistful, dreamy meadow full of grasses, cow parsleys and dandelions clocks.

A nice touch for this Fall decoration.

 

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There is of course so much more wallpaper choice so come over.

Check out WALPA!!!

 

 

 

 

Brand focus.

Hi folks,

Today I would like to focus on one of my favorite brand Little Owl from the Netherlands.

Little Owl’s world is quite unique and totally unlike any other and cannot quite be compared.

The wallpaper is complementary to the rest of their work.

Mixing tradition and new technologies this wallpaper series is organic, subtle and original.

The collection is really hard to describe and it is better to let you check it by yourself.

Enjoy and don’t forget to drop by WALPA and check out the real thing in our stores!

 

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