Maya Romanoff hits 40
Wall coverings are an oft overlooked feature in many a design-led establishment; but for four decades now, savvy interior designers have made the Chicago-based Maya Romanoff their first port of call whenever they need innovative, high-style designs.
Originally a one-man-wallpapering-band led by the eponymous Maya Romanoff, the company has since grown into an international decorative powerhouse as evidenced by its roster of clients that range from Nobu and Neiman Marcus, to collaborations with the American architect David Rockwell.
Whether creating flexible glass-beaded wallcoverings (the original design is now among the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum’s permanent collection) and in-laid woods or metallic sheen tiles and gold leaf coating, Maya Romanoff’s elegant collections condense the art of covering walls into a fine art form. This explains why they tend to be the coverings of choice for hotels, restaurants, bars and private homes around the world.
This year, in celebration of 40 long years in the business, Maya Romanoff will launch an anniversary capsule collection, designed in collaboration with New York based interior designer Amy Lau. Featuring three limited edition designs on paper rather than fabric, the Anniversary Collection takes the company back to its roots of textile dying and canvas floor cloths whilst interweaving Lau’s super-contemporary take on the form.
If nothing else, the Anniversary Collection is a vivid testament to Romanoff’s ongoing commitment to using what the company calls "uncommon materials to create uncommon art". We, for one, are looking forward to another four decades.