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

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London: We could soon be pasting our walls with sweets, fruit and broken crockery, according to a display of unconventional wallpaper by Sri Lankan designer Maneesha Paranagama.

Some of the wallpaper designs created by the 22 year-old have now gone on show at the UK’s largest furniture show.

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Maneesha, who is studying Textile Design at Birmingham City University, hopes visitors to the January Furniture Show at NEC Birmingham will be impressed with her take on how we might be furnishing our homes in the future, which includes incorporating bael fruit – normally found hanging from trees in India and Bangladesh – into wallpaper.

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“My main intention was to push the limits of decorative artwork and unconventional beauty”, said Maneesha.
“I’ve explored the idea of natural versus man-made materials and have particularly enjoyed utilising food as part of my signature work aesthetic.

“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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