I’m very glad my friend and colleague, Charlotte Duckworth, reminded me about this company for I had clean forgotten all about them. Shame on me, for they are a splendid purveyor of fine wallpapers. Bringing the traditional bang-up-to-date with contemporary colours and modern twists, Kuboaa supply a fine line in postmodernist furnishings. Headed by illustrator, Andrew Hardiman, the company was created in 2003, not long after Hardiman graduated from the Royal College of Art where he studied and completed his MA. Obviously multi-talented, Hardiman may well have turned his hand to anything but luckily for us he didn’t. Us being the lovers of paper and internal spaces, we got him instead. And thank the lord, for he brings forth much happiness with his bright hues and bold patterns (Hardiman, that is, not the lord. Well, I suppose one might argue that the lord does too but this is neither the place nor the blog for it). This is my collection of personal favourites, as you can see, no theme or recurring trend. The ranges couldn’t be more different from each other if they tried. And that’s a good thing for it means that Kuboaa will keep you on your toes with surprises with every new collection. Let’s hear an ‘amen’ for that.
Product details, from left to right, top to bottom: 1.) ‘Sequoia Wellington‘ in Overcast Blue (K3SW06), Repeat: 530mm, 2.) ’Ginko‘ in Braken Lagoon (K3GK05), Repeat: 530mm, 3.)‘Fine Apple‘ in Apple (K2F02), Repeat: 530mm, 4.) ‘Fuchsia and Hummingbird‘ in Soft Blue (K2A04), Repeat: 600mm, 5.) ‘Allumette‘ in Broad Bean (KUAL01), Repeat: 540mm, 6.) ’Tulong‘ in Teeboo (KUTU01), Repeat: 195mm, 7.) ‘Hepburn‘ in Light London Red (K3HE02), Repeat: 530mm, 8.) ‘Rhododendron‘ in black (K3RH06), Repeat: 530mm, £57.50 per roll, Roll Size: 10mx52cm