We teased a peek of this distinctive collaboration final week after we shared February’s Designer Desktop, however right now we’re excited to introduce Sea Galaxy, a mural wallpaper and material collaboration between Shanan Campanaro, founding father of Eskayel, and Jaime Derringer, founding father of Design Milk!
Jaime not too long ago tapped Shanan to assist her design customized drapes for her lounge utilizing her personal paintings, which is immediately recognizable by their graphic, outlined shapes and complex particulars. Shanan, nonetheless, is thought for her fluid watercolor model which creates extra natural types. The method of reinterpreting Jaime’s drawings in Shanan’s personal medium and signature model led to the creation of Sea Galaxy, a painterly collage of components discovered all through Jaime’s sketchbook.
How did the collaboration come collectively, particularly when it concerned two vastly completely different creative types? Jaime and Shanan share extra on this Q&A:
What was this distinctive collaboration course of like for you?
Shanan Campanaro: This was type of probably the most enjoyable collaboration as a result of Jaime has so many cool components in her artwork, it was tremendous enjoyable to work with them. The transient was actually clear as a result of jaime’s artwork is tremendous excessive decision and detailed and my model is tremendous unfastened and watery – so all I needed to do was paint her components in my model. I took favourite components from a number of of her work and collaged them collectively to make one thing fully new however that also had the spirit of her authentic world. It was a lot enjoyable!
Why did you need to work with Shanan/Eskayel to create this mural?
Jaime Derringer: I’ve recognized Shanan and Eskayel for a very long time however I hadn’t thought of working along with her as a result of our work is so completely different. I used to be collaborating on my lounge design with Olivia Stutz and I informed her that I wished one thing customized and private for my very own area. She really helpful working with Eskayel to create a design for customized drapes and shades. I hadn’t considered it earlier than as a result of our work is so completely different, however I like the thought of pushing my artwork into new territory. I used to be excited to see how Shanan might soften my laborious edges and create a extra liquified, ethereal world. After we created the design, we fell so in love with it that we wished to broaden it to a set.
What impressed the paintings that was used to design Sea Galaxy?
JD: I’ve been holding a daily sketchbook drawing observe since 2006 and the imagery created was based mostly on a handful of my sketchbook entries that Shanan was drawn to. My work is impressed by so many issues, however undersea creatures and sci-fi are two which have been key inspirations for my artwork observe, and that’s how we ended up with the title!
JD: I gave Shanan carte blanche to take my drawings and give you one thing that she might make her personal, too. I had by no means finished something like this earlier than, however I used to be shocked and delighted by the tip consequence – I had no concept that my work could possibly be interpreted in such a novel – and vastly completely different – approach.
How did you initially envision the mural and are you pleased with the ultimate consequence?
JD: As soon as we decided the ultimate colour and composition that we used for my very own area, I labored with the Eskayel group to find out the ultimate product designs and colorways. It was really a collaborative course of. It was such an awesome expertise to have Shanan come and see the curtains in my area.
How would you describe Sea Galaxy?
SC: It’s type of like an imaginary world below the ocean or out within the galaxy.
JD: Ethereal, smooth, flowing, however energetic.
For extra data on Sea Galaxy, go to eskayel.com.