Wallpaper brand Sandberg’s new ‘Signatur’ collection celebrates the work of four creative Swedish women from the 1950s. From abstract graphics to figurative illustrations, the range has something for everyone.
The collection began to take shape when Sandberg’s creative director, Hanna Wendelbo-hansson, discovered the work of Joy Zandén, a textile designer who was also known for decorating theatres and opera houses. Her hand-painted ‘Säro’ floral was recreated from an old photo, with help from the 94-year-old designer herself.
Further research led Wendelbo-hansson to the work of Dagmar Lodén, a painter and interior designer who also created textiles for Swedish brand Jobs Handtryck; and Ylva Källström-eklund, a well-known illustrator of children’s books. Lodén’s 1949 design ‘Tistlar’ ( left), a spiky floral in vibrant hues, is now a star of the ‘Signatur’ collection, as is Källström-eklund’s whimsical ‘ Våra Visor’ and subtle geometric ‘Hagalund’.
The last name to be included is Lillo Wikstrand, an embroiderer and designer of church textiles. Wikstrand’s ‘Juniflora’ is the prettiest design in the collection and ideal for refreshing spring walls. £80 for a ten-metre roll (sandbergwallpaper.com).