Portman - Grey
Dimensions: de Gournay wallpapers are produced as panels in any height up to 4.3m. Total panel length is 0.60 more than the chosen design height when ordering via the straight run method and 0.30m more than your wall height when ordering via the tailored method. These wallpapers are 0.915m wide after trimming except where marked. Customisation of design elements, colourways and panel heights are fully available though subject to additional charge.
Details: The Portman design draws inspiration from an existing late 18th century oriental bedroom at Home House, London. This design combines the popular chinoiserie themes of large birds and pretty butterflies which dart through the stems of a bamboo forest. The scene maintains the naïve character of the original paper being executed in the Chinese manner without regard for perspective. Bamboo was often depicted in Chinese wallpapers because of its importance both practically and spiritually to the Chinese. As well as being widely used as a material in construction, it is often used in Chinese medicine. Extracts from the bamboo are used to treat infections and heal wounds. In Chinese culture it is one of four plants, along with the plum blossom, orchid and chrysanthemum, which are collectively referred to as the ‘Four Noble Ones’ and represent the four aspects of the ‘Junzi’ in Confucian ideology. Also admired for its perseverance under harsh conditions, the bamboo, together with the pine tree and the plum blossom are known as the ‘Three Friends in Winter’.
Installation 1: Interior design by Tara Craig. Photography by Natalie Dinham
Installation 2: Photography by Mariam Medvedeva
Installation 3: Photography by de Gournay