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Tableau Collection - Calico Wallpaper New York 2022


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.

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