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Kelly Hoppen creates wallcoverings that contain optical illusions

by Sophie Cullen on Jan 22, 2016 in Interiors
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World-renowned designer Kelly Hoppen and magician Dynamo have worked together on a range of wallcoverings that feature optical illusions

The Illusionist Wallpaper Collection for Graham & Brown heralds the first time that an interior designer and a magician have collaborated on such a project. Bringing together these two professionals from very different industries, the collection will offer a new way to create space throughout homes, offices and interiors.

Kelly Dynamo jagged wall bw

Each of the two designs in the collection have been digitally printed using the newest technology, and this has allowed the pair more flexibility in terms of scale and detail. Using realistic imagery and clever design, Hoppen and Dynamo have used a trompe l'oeil technique to create an optical illusion of depth, which forms a sense of additional space within the home. ‘Enigma’ showcases a 3 dimensional effect made up of a selection of protruding pillars, while ‘Paradox’ replicates an angled, jutting wall of stone.

Kelly Hoppen says, "When Dynamo and I initially met and started discussing the idea of an illusion wallpaper, I had no idea how fascinating it would be to work on such a different project! Having been in the design industry for 40 years, there isn't much I haven't done, but magic was new to me and I enjoyed every second. I like to think I create magic in people's homes on a daily basis but now I can say I have done the real thing, with the mystery man himself!"

 

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