Inspired by striations and water formations, Willow is a pattern comprised of abstractions that explore the movement in the flow of a rivulet, the weep of a willow and the weightless descent of a cherry blossom.
An evolution of traditional marbling techniques used to create the Calico collection, Willow introduces new metals and patinas into our repertoire, playing their reflective hues against an array of matte background colors. Willow’s six distinctive patterns capture the ambiguous sensation of at once drifting through water and floating through air.
The collection’s completion coincided with a celebratory moment for Calico Wallpaper’s founders Nick and Rachel Cope—the birth of their first child. The series became their new daughter’s namesake, and each pattern pays tribute to an element of her birth. The Blush of her newborn cheeks, the Ember burning in the heat of childbirth, the blizzard-blown Tundra blanketing the city streets outside, the sun’s alignment in Aquarius, and the beautiful music playing as Willow Celeste Cope first blinked her way into the world to the sound of Neil Young’s Harvest Moon.