To welcome influences from the big world into the small home. To be inspired by Japanese woodcuts and Italian cooking decades before other Scandinavians realized its potential. To decorate in a light, personal and functional way in a time when homes were focused on representation, rather than actual living. To let self-composed proverbs and spontaneous portraits of the eight children adorn cabinets, doors, and walls. To live fully and leave traces in their home – as if no one else would live there after them. The Swedish artist couple Karin and Carl Larsson, both born in the 1850s, truly lived as they learned.
Rebel Walls was invited to one of the world’s most unique artist’s homes – Carl Larsson-gården in Dalarna, Sweden. The internationally known painter Carl Larsson and his equally talented, though sometimes overlooked wife, were true pioneers of their time. Their style was bold and personal. Their house went from 4 to 14 rooms during the family's life in Lilla Hyttnäs, and with their unique interior style, they broke norms room by room.
Karin designed the fabrics and furniture of the home that Carl later on portrayed. Trend Collection Karin & Carl wishes to honor their guts to create a genuine home, but also to encourage the rebels of our own time. Keep going. Be bold. A genuine, personal home does make lasting impressions.
"It is interesting to compare Carl and Karin Larsson’s doubtless and personal interior style with today's reserved idea that the home should never be difficult to sell." – Johanna Ek, designer at Rebel Walls.
The trend collection consists of eight wallpapers. One of these strikes a record. The wallpaper "Lilla H" depicts the entire exterior of the magnificent artist’s house in detail. The pattern is 65 feet wide. The wallpaper “Solsidan” is based on Karin Larsson's iconic green flower stair. The wall mural “Suzanne MCMI” makes the oldest daughter Larsson a co-creator of the trend collection.
Honored by the possibility to interpret the work of Carl and Karin Larsson, Rebel Walls launch their new matte and smooth finish Rebel Mattic ™ which offers the wall mural a new surface that truly does the artistic motifs justice. Official partner for the protection of Carl Larsson’s house Sundborn and the cultural heritage of Carl and Karin Larsson.
Trend Collection 2l19: Karin & Carl will be available for ordering from April 25, 2019.