Presents a collaboration between
British illustrator Katie Scott
Behind the ferm LIVING Wallpaper Story
If there's one thing that can spruce up your home in an instant, it's changing up your walls!
After struggling to find an appealing and decorative wallpaper, the founder of ferm LIVING, Trine Andersen, decided to design her own. And so, it all began fairly modestly back in 2006 with ferm LIVING’s first wallpaper designs. Since then, the wallpaper collection has grown to include enchanting and surprising patterns that have constantly been expanding over the years.
Last year ferm LIVING teamed up with the renowned London-based illustrator Katie Scott to create an incredible range with stunning richness of detail. Themes of shells, birds, animals and trees in beautiful colourways offer a breathtaking representation of both the animal and botanical kingdom.
We take a look behind the scenes of the design and production of this very special range.
From Artwork to Print
The process of developing and creating wallpaper requires particular skills and experience. When the design team delivers the artwork to the factory, the initial work begins. The first step is to engrave the wallpaper pattern into large metal cylinders, which the wallpaper passes through and each colour of the design requires its own cylinder.
All colours have their own recipe, with the waterbased colours mixed and blended by hand. Due to this unique process, you can never match the exact same colour from production to production. There might be slight colour differences between the batches making each batch unique. After the printing process, the wallpaper is dried, trimmed, quality controlled and finally packed.
Asser & Co make sure that when you place your wallpaper order, you receive rolls of wallpaper from the same batch and colourways.
Made in Scandinavia
All ferm LIVING wallpapers are made at Sweden’s first wallpaper factory – a pioneer within the wallpaper industry with more than 100+ years of experience. They use printing methods ranging from the 200 year old Surface print method to more modern technologies such as flexographic and rotogravure printing.
With an ongoing commitment to sustainable practices, the factory has been FSC-certified since 2018. Furthermore, Ferm LIVING wallpapers use a new age smart non-woven paper, made of textile and paper fibres. This specific blend makes the wallpaper more durable and easier to hang. The timber used for the paper blend is sourced from the world’s most sustainable forestry companies with a commitment to replanting trees.
The Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) is an international organisation that overlooks forestry and production processes to ensure an environmentally, socially and economically responsible production of timber or timber-derived products, such as paper. To learn more about FSC, go to https://www.fsc.org/.
Are you ready to bring your space to life with wallpapers? Click on our Menu Bar above to see the complete ferm LIVING selection of patterns, ranging from celebratory confetti, classic stripes, and geometric lines to more natural themes such as marble, trees and animal prints. And of course the amazing
Katie Scott range!