Cast your mind back a couple of years and if you’ve been reading our blog since around 2012/13 you might recall a Work Placement student at Scarlet Opus called Zak who wrote a whole bunch of posts and helped to create our Autumn/Winter 2014/15 & trend boards.
Although Zak left us last summer to return to University to complete her degree, we’ve kept in touch and kept a keen eye on her development during her final year until last month Zak finally finished her degree and showcased her final collection. And today we’re proud to share that collection with you!
Zak’s print designs were heavily influenced by our ‘Dangerous Apparitions’ trend forecast for 2014 (it’s a trend that Catherine took inspiration from for our dark, seductive Valentine’s Day post this year which included a fab montage showing how to translate the trend for Interiors – check it out if you missed it!). It was fascinating for us to see Zak’s take on our trend and her translation into a truly sumptuous wallpaper collection. Below Zak talks us through her designs, the inspiration and intention:
ABOVE: Initial inspiration board
‘Hidden wonders” is a concept which is based upon what lies beneath the surreal transparency of the wild garden. It has an explosion of colour from my artistic expression of the imagination through dreams, free of conscious control and is linked with the perception of reality. It is a naturalistic approach revealing the unconscious and relating it to the realistic world, as there is ‘more that meets the eye’.
ABOVE: Initial Market board
It has two characteristics – dark seductive surrealism fused with light delicate femininity creating a mysterious mood full of soft, dreamy layers of the natural environment, which intervenes with releasing the imagination.
ABOVE: Final wallpaper designs
The aim of the project was to create a tranquil, relaxing spa environment, which is stress free and transports the mind to a heavenly haven. It is an ultimate vision for a luxury majestic spa that is designed for the high-end of the market.
ABOVE: Close-up sections of Market board showing design in-situ
The wallpaper and cushions give the appearance of tactile textures and allows one to explore the potential of the luscious natural floral wild garden. The inspiration and creativity forms an escape to a Riviera of bloom and allows the individual to drift into a dream, opening doors to a new reality.
ABOVE: Close-up images of designs on cushions on Market board
We are pleased to announce that Zak was awarded a 2:1. Congratulations!!!
As she sets out on her journey into industry we wish her well.
You can contact Zak regarding commissions or employment via: email@example.com