The finest of wall coverings from Élitis

Diversity from France

Leaving behind little squares stamped out from the coconut shells when they are made, the tiny platelets for the Palavan range of wall-coverings are then painted and stuck onto 30 x 30 centimetre squares. A great deal of manual craftwork is involved in the ‘Coco shells’ collection, which takes its inspiration from old-style tile mosaics. The fibres from the coconut are then processed for use in Biti Biti, belonging to Élitis’ ‘Océania’ collection. And this is precisely what makes Élitis special: the permanent discussion, the search for new materials and processing techniques and the international, often exotic inspiration derived from far-off cultures.

Their ‘Contes de pluie et de lune’ range, part of the ‘Washi’ collection, immediately reminds us of the Japanese example of this technique. As well as some elegant wall coverings, Élitis are also offering some industrially produced vinyl wallpapers. Here, too, we catch a glimpse, here and there, of some interesting interdisciplinary excursions on the part of Élitis’ creative studio, resulting in a great deal of variety and high-quality processing for some very creative wall designs.

Élitis are exhibiting in Hall 3.1, Stand C50.


Kerstin Böhning




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