Martin Bergström for Photowall — Flora Hysterica x Haarkon

*This post was created in collaboration with Photowall. All images and words are our own unless stated.*

As long-time (is two years a long time?!) readers of our blog will know, we tend to shy away flowers for one reason or another, preferring the sculptural form of foliage instead. That's not to say that we don't appreciate them, in fact we have serious love for the variety and subtleties in the flower world - just see our Pinterest board for a flavour of our floral tastes. It's just that when people say 'flowers' they tend to mean bright, colourful blousey blooms and that's really not our thing. Instead, we turn to texture in muted palettes, simplicity in a single stem or the archival collections presented in Natural History displays. 

Photowall contacted us recently to share a little something with us; a collaboration between Photowall and Swedish textiles artist and fashion designer Martin Bergström, resulting in a collection of 5 wallpaper patterns named Flora Hysterica

Martin Bergstrom for Photowall with Flora Hysterica. By Haarkon.
Martin Bergstrom for Photowall with Flora Hysterica. By Haarkon.
Martin Bergstrom for Photowall with Flora Hysterica. By Haarkon.

The wallpaper designs were created by scanning specimens from Bergströms' personal herbarium and layered up on top of one-another, making an almost-three-dimensional effect and a final image with a world of depth within it. We unrolled our paper in disbelief at the level of detail and the range of colours that we found and kept on finding as we worked with the paper create these images. 

Martin Bergstrom for Photowall with Flora Hysterica. By Haarkon.
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Martin Bergstrom for Photowall with Flora Hysterica. By Haarkon.
Martin Bergstrom for Photowall with Flora Hysterica. By Haarkon.
Martin Bergstrom for Photowall with Flora Hysterica. By Haarkon.
  Flora Hysterica 4 (image supplied by Photowall)

Flora Hysterica 4 (image supplied by Photowall)

  Flora Hysterica 3 (image supplied by Photowall)

Flora Hysterica 3 (image supplied by Photowall)

To learn more about the collection, visit the Photowall website