Inspired by photographs taken by AB Concept founder Ed Ng of the seasonal scenery that surrounds his home in mountainous Karuizawa, Japan, Tableau captures the brisk yet soft, dream-like light and color of the Japanese Alps.
Drawing on various abstract and artistic painting techniques, we worked with Calico Wallpaper to capture this majestic landscape from a range of perspectives–from distant and delicate to fully immersive. A backdrop of fine line strokes in varying lengths and densities illustrate the coniferous forest as each colorway explores the micro-season of a particular time of day. This panoramic scene reveals reflective touches, creating a glistening mountainscape that is at once evocative and serene.
Tableau captures the mesmerizing qualities of a mountain range as it transforms in reaction to the clouds, light, snow and mist. Undulating curves and layers combine with the diverse trees and plants that create an ever-changing texture on the terrain, inviting us to continually discover the landscape anew.
The Tableau collection explores the colourful and complex micro-seasons of Japan's coniferous forests, echoing the landscape’s shift from day to night in eight vivid colorways: Aspen, Auburn, Awash, Nebula, Nightfall, Nimbus, Nival, and Springtide.