The renowned fashion designer’s wallcovering collection for Lelièvre Paris reveals patterns in earth and sky
By Matthew Dakotah
Photographs courtesy Lelièvre Paris
Evoking earth, sea, and sky, Jean-Paul Gaultier’s new Un Monde Parfait—or, A Perfect World—wall coverings collection for textiles house Lelièvre Paris is a vivid exploration of nature in all its fantastical forms.
Comprised of 10 prints, the designer-led journey begins deep belowground with Magma and eventually culminates in Étoiles, the stars.
“Everything that is around me inspires me, but when I’m working on interiors, the starting point is often something I have presented for the Haute Couture shows,” Gaultier tells GRAY.
Replicating the organic elegance of shagreen, Précieux, shown here, is embossed with the texture, pattern, and distinctive spine detail of stingray hide naturally eroded by waves and time. “I call it morphing, like a trace or an impression of something that was there for a fleeting moment,” Gaultier explains. “I love the visual but also the tactile—both are of equal importance.” Available through Scalamandré in the US.