Introducing ‘Suketchi’ – the new wallpaper and fabric by Quercus & Co

Australian textile and wallpaper designers Quercus & Co have created a divine new Japanese-inspired collection reflecting the natural world around us.

Suketchi by Quercus & Co

Suketchi (meaning ‘Japanese sketches’) includes five inky watercolour patterns, with each design reflecting the natural environment through painterly, expressive pattern and softly spoken colour.

The new Quercus & Co range was heavily influenced by the Japanese notion of symbols of the natural world – clouds, rivers, the sea, mountains – which are often depicted in Japanese art. The designs are also reminiscent of the traditional woodblock printing and painting style of Ukiyo-e, a movement which translates as “pictures of the floating world” and which flourished in Japan from the 17th through to the 19th centuries. Painted with ink but in the manner of woodblock, the white design is left ‘cut’ from the wash of colour.

Windswept by Quercus & Co

Windswept wallpaper Quercus & Co
‘Windswept’ is reminiscent of the wind clearing the air and sweeping through the glade, with an over-scale pattern depicting ebb and flow – a Japanese symbol for tactical strength and ability.

Tempest wallpaper by Quercus & Co

Tempest fabric by Quercus & Co
Inspired by the iconic woodblock print by Utagawa Hiroshige, Quercus & Co say that ‘Tempest’ is “like a wild storm at sea, a swaggering dynamic pattern that embraces the rush of letting go, giving in to the storm.”

Cloudburst wallpaper by Quercus & Co

Cloudburst fabric by Quercus & Co
Clouds are a symbol of elegance in Japanese culture and often depicted with beautiful swirly curls. With this in mind, Quercus & Co created ‘Halcyon’, which they say is “inspired by the calmness and quiet of a light and sunny day, or the clear sky following a storm.”

Cloudburst wallpaper by Quercus & Co

Cloudburst wallpaper by Quercus & Co
Like a sudden and heavy rainfall, ‘Cloudburst’ is a simple, textural, layered wash of colour.

Starlit wallpaper by Quercus & Co

Starlit fabric by Quercus & Co
The crane is a potent symbol of happiness, good fortune, and healing in Asia and particularly in Japan. ‘Starlit’ was designed by Quercus & Co to “draw our gaze away from the difficulties of life to the greater world around us.”

See the collection in full and find more details and stockist information at the Quercus & Co website.