I am currently involved in a very exciting project. Friskis&Svettis (a fitness center) in Borås, Sweden, is expanding their premises with lovely, airy room which over time will be filled with gear, people, music and sweat. Since I myself am designer by profession and in my spare time leader in Indoor Walking at Friskis&Svettis, it was natural for me to be involved in the expansion project.
A few weeks ago we met together and looked at the new facilities and which walls that would fit for wallpaper. In the lounge close to the Indoor-Walking-area there will be sofas fixed to the the wall with a wallpaper above. To this room we like to have Garden of Dreams because we want the room to feel calm and peaceful. The large gym-multi-hall is really super cool with high ceilings, large windows and industrial lighting and here we want a raw and cool feeling. The inspiration for this hall will be wallpaper Steel Plates. In an adjoining room to the gym-multi-hall there will be TRX-bands in the roof. The area has a long curved wall and you can really feel that you want speed in this room and therefore we chose the wallpaper Speed of Light.
It is now the enjoyable work for me begins when the walls which will be papered not have the same dimensions and relations that the wallpapers that have been selected and therefore need to be tailored/customized. The work has taken about a week and today I have completed the project by making a narrow Garden of Dreams, a Speed of Light which does not have yellow speed lines but more orange and a Steel Plates in a new version with large rough and rusty slabs and lyrics that fit F&S and the room it will be placed in. I feel very happy with the results and I am now waiting with great anticipation if F&S will like the wallpapers.
In a few weeks we will see how the end result will be ... to be continued ...