Boråstapeter launches Anno. A Wallpaper collection that brings together a cultural history of wallpapers from the 1500s to the 1930s. Boråstapeter are keen to preserve this cultural heritage. Anno, is therefore defined by our history of style for new generations.
The Anno collection brings together a cultural history of wallpapers from the 1500s to the 1930s. Some of the wallpapers have covered, or still cover, the walls of castles, manor houses, town halls and cottages all over Sweden. A few are on loan from private collections. Several have been located by architectural heritage curators and others have been sourced from our archive, which holds material dating back into the 1800s.
- Sweden has a fantastic wallpaper tradition, which deserves to be kept alive. The Anno collection has something for you, whether it’s a historic wallpaper for your period home, or simply something that sets a lovely tone. These patterns all have a story to tell, and our mindful re-interpretations give these stories a new lease of life for our modern world, says Sissa Sundling, head of design at Boråstapeter.
The pattern Rosenvinge is the oldest wallpaper in the Nordic countries, dating back to the 1500s, and the original wallpaper is still in the ancient Rosenvingeska House at ”Lilla torg” in the city of Malmö. Now Rosenvinge comes in three new colors to suit our homes today. Sissa says:
- I have attached great importance to retaining the character of the originals and therefore we did use adhesive print to get the true feel. Most wallpapers have retained their original colors, but I have complemented with contemporary colors that also work for modern homes.
Anno launches in the middle of february and concists of 18 patterns in different colors.