Sydney-based graphic design studio bleux have teamed with New Zealand industrial and product designer David Trubridge to create a series of 2D designs ranging from decorative wall patterns to glass textures. Based on the natural elements of Trubridge’s work, the patterns’ organic forms and earthy tones aim to enhance both commercial and residential interiors, while also complimenting Trubridge’s furniture and lighting.
Transforming Trubridge’s hand-drawn pencil sketches into a range that can be printed onto any interior finish (such as wallpaper, glass film and wall vinyl), bleux have departed from their usually colourful sensibility. The designs reflect a more New Zealand-inspired muted and natural palette, while maintaining bleux’s freshness and boldness.
The collection, now available through bleux, comprises a number of different designs. ‘Sola’ is a looser 2D pattern that scatters like fallen leaves in a forest, while the bursts and radiating lines of ‘Coralia’ take inspiration from split lines in nature like the cross-section of a tree trunk or the inside of a kiwifruit. ‘Crystalia’ is a cellular, bubble-like pattern, while ‘Sand Lines’ references an ever-changing shoreline. ‘Meander’ uses negative space to imply a journey across varying elements of a natural landscape.