New Orleans-based designer Bradley L Bowers and his design studio of the same name have created a new wallpaper collection that is inspired by optical illusions. It is called the Moire Collection and consists of four different designs: Striae, Melange, Ripple and Mirage. Scientifically speaking, moiré is a pattern / effect that occurs when two fine patterns are combined. In Bowers’ collection, the wallpapers highlight the scientific principles related to visual depth and movement in a moiré pattern. The results are visually impressive on the screen and even more so when activated in a room.
This collection is a real love work. I firmly believe in the magic that objects have to change and improve our homes and lives. If we dare to make things more exciting and lively, good things will follow.
Bowers started the collection on the computer using various algorithms and scripts to create bold and lively patterns. From there he experimented with a number of parametric patterns and adjusted them to achieve different compositions. Striae gives the illusion of a solid color, but is actually created with a variety of hues and tones that overlap to create a “color” that looks richer than a flat color. Melange was created as a pattern that feels like it is emerging from a mist of color. Ripple was inspired by the movement of waves and sand dunes. Finally, Mirage was made with stripes and curves that when combined create the illusion of surface curvature.
For more information or to shop for wallpaper from the Moire Collection, visit Bradley L Bowers.