Feathr has joined hands with British brand, Wedgwood, and artist, Claire Luxton, to create an original artwork and luxury wallpaper mural – ‘Wonderlust’. This is inspired by six patterns introduced to the Wedgwood Wonderlust teaware collection.
The artist’s East Sussex studio was used as the canvas where Luxton re-imagined the new Wedgwood patterns with a living sculptural installation. Florals, botanicals, taxidermy, and live animals were used as the inspiration to create a multi-dimensional installation involving sculptural, collage, photographic, and hand-painted techniques.
The finished three-dimensional sculpture was photographed in over thirty different sections by Luxton, who then digitally stitched the artwork together in hundreds of layers before applying hand-finished details, including water droplets and images of real-life poison dart frogs.
Working with Luxton, Feathr has adapted the artwork into a 6 x 3-meter wall mural. The Feathr team had worked with Claire Luxton in the past and introduced the artist to Wedgwood as the ideal creative partner to reinterpret the Wonderlust design and bring the patterns to life in an interior space.
Commenting on the partnership with Wedgwood and Claire Luxton, Tom Puukko, Founder of Feathr, says, “We believe art is for everyone and that art should be everywhere. The lush creativity of the new Wedgwood Wonderlust collection felt so ripe for taking into a larger format like a wall mural, so we were delighted when Wedgwood approached us to bring the collection to life as a wallcovering. Claire Luxton, whose work so cleverly plays with the form and scale of Botanics, felt like the perfect artist to take the Wonderlust designs on the journey from tableware to wall mural. The final artwork is something truly joyous; rich in detail, filled with tropical texture, and a siren call to explore and engage with the natural world.”
Commenting on the collaboration, Claire Luxton explains, “being able to work with a brand that has such a rich heritage was really thrilling to me, as you’re building upon generations of craft that is already established. The Golden Parrot and Sapphire Garden prints just popped out to me. They both became crucial in the artwork I created, and I was adamant that I was going to involve the parrot in the final artwork and have a balance between the botanicals and the animals.” Luxton adds “I’m just moved by the way these two worlds have been able to come together and reflect each other, and I think we’ve created something truly unique.”
The Wonderlust by Claire Luxton x Wedgwood wall mural is available in two color options, Dawn Flight and Dusk Flight. The landscape format design is made to order in bespoke sizes on 150gsm non-woven wallcovering, along with materials suitable for commercial installations. Prices start from £59/€69/$79 per square meter.