Triad of fire and earth water.
Triad of Amanda Felix, Vera Cooke and Tânia Quintanilha, all interior designers. They met in the course of the Pan-American School and never saw each other again. Soon they decided to join forces, mix their characteristics that complement each other and follow a professional life hand in hand.
Triad of almost three years together.
Triad of the trilogy: decoration, architecture and solutions, always together.
Triad of good taste, knowledge and efficiency.
The Triad is all that, and more. It is a decoration shop specializing in wallpapers, in addition to plaster, lighting, blinds, curtains, furniture, tapestry, tapestry, decorative panels, decorative objects. Anyway, all the details that make the difference in your home.
Each of the three partners carries a characteristic for the business, each one also carries a style. This helps attract the most different types of customers, with different tastes, expectations and needs. But regardless of the profile, at the time of designing what counts is always listening and understanding the customer wants and speak his language.
Because decor is like fashion – two things that go together, even. It has textures, colors, trends … And each one identifies and feels better about certain things.
The story on the wall
But talking about wallpaper is talking about world history, even.
We can even say that it is something that the human being does from the beginning of time. Still in the caves, if primitive men communicated through drawings on the walls. Rock art, as it is called, encompasses two types of interventions. One of them is the rock painting, the fair with pigments, and the ruptured engraving, when the images were carved in the stones.
Animals, plants, people and abstract graphic signs are discovered over the years on cave walls and ceilings. Interpreting these drawings and understanding their real intentions is not a very easy task. But scholars try and come to some conclusions. In general, it is understood that they illustrate scenes of hunting, ritual, daily, and can even have magical character, besides communication (since this comes before the writing).
Time passed, man began to communicate in other ways. But he never let go of his taste for decorating walls. And 200 years before Christ appears in China the wallpaper, with unique purpose and exclusive of decoration. At that time it was produced with rice paper and totally white, it was still rather rudimentary.
Gradually he gained new materials and forms. The paper of rice was replaced by the vegetal parchment, it gained colors and prints. A work done by artisans, who painted each piece by hand. To facilitate the work, the wooden stamps appeared, which already came with the desired drawings, it was enough to go through the ink and print on the paper. these adornments could be seen in mandarin palaces and also in the homes of wealthy merchants.
By the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, when Europe approached China, it brought the idea of wall paper in the trunk, among other things. The first to bring were the Arab merchants, who learned from the Chinese to produce the adornment. They use everything: walls, windows and doors, where up to then were screens and tapestries.
But until then the subjects of the characteristic Chinese arts. It was even at this time that the term chinoisserie appeared. The French word refers to the imitation or evocation of Chinese styles in Western art or architecture. The term is especially associated with 18th-century art, “when pseudo-Chineses drawings of fantastic and extravagant inspiration combined well with the cheerful rococo style that dominated at the time,” according to Wikipedia.
But that changed in 1500, when Italian Renaissance artists in France began to develop completely European standards. However, the leaves were very small, the quality of the reproduction was not the best and the production super slow.
But as wallpaper has always been a serious subject in Europe (just look around in any house in the most different countries of the continent), and in 1630 appeared the first wallpaper factory in France, called Paper-Toutisses.
The technique was improved, which allowed production in larger scales and the unlimited use of colors. And it was so true that the passion went beyond the limits of the walls and came to fashion: in the eighteenth century wallpaper was used in the production of purses (opa, we do not speak up there what decoration and fashion are super connected?).
Louis XV ordered angels on the blue background of Jean Bourdichon, Louis XV demanded roles influenced by the rococo by Jean Pillement, and Louis XVI wanted motives for the decoration of the royal palaces, romantic or classic.
Over time, they were getting better with the use of different dyes and launching the roll with more than four linear meters of paper already ready for use.
New printing and application techniques, textures, reliefs and unusual materials have appeared.
It was winning new lovers. She arrived in England in 1634, and Queen Victoria left no choice: she chose the flock (a technique that applies cotton and silk fibers on the paint still fresh for transparency, overlap and relief as a result) to line the walls of Hampton Court especially for his honeymoon with Prince Albert.
It was creating stories. That’s because the English William Morris, founder of the Arts & crafts movement, applied on paper cheerful and floral chintze patterns (a fabric used in draperies and furniture covers). But the result was so bad that came the expression chintzy, which the English use to refer to everything that is in bad taste.
It was winning the world. And it arrived in Brazil in the late nineteenth century, coming with intense European immigration at that time. For some decades its use was still timid by the import price. It was in 1960 that we started to produce here, increasing supporters.
And today is what we see here: a myriad of options for prints, colors, shapes, sizes … Easy to apply, easy to remove, perfect for getting into the decor and giving another face to the space, whether at home or in the office.