Could food on your walls be a design trend of the future?


We could soon be pasting our walls with sweets, fruit and broken crockery, according to a display of unconventional wallpaper designs at the UK’s largest furniture show.

22 year-old Maneesha Paranagama, who is currently studying Textile Design at Birmingham City University, won the Tektura Innovation Award 2017 for Wallcovering Design, voted for by visitors to the Birmingham City University stand, at the January Furniture Show held at the NEC in Birmingham.  

School of Fashion and Textiles

Birmingham City University

“My main intention was to push the limits of decorative artwork and unconventional beauty”, said Maneesha, who resides in Northfield, Birmingham.

“I’m thrilled to expose my creativity and design work to a wide audience at the January Furniture Show, along with other students from my course.”

The work on display by Birmingham City University students is in collaboration with Colour Hive, a London based creative agency recognised internationally for its accurate colour and trend forecasting solutions for the design industry.

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