The company’s goal is to lend a sense of tranquility, softness and wonder to interior spaces. By incorporating images that mimic softness in nature and using innovative dimensional materials, the studio’s products are designed to promote wellness and growth.
Jill Malek is an industry leader in making environments more restorative and human-centric by changing the way we interact with design in the places where we work, learn and heal. Imagine a wallpaper that can make a space more welcoming, productive and collaborative.
Most patterns can be customized in color and digital patterns can be customized in scale as well. Architects and designers are encouraged to collaborate with the studio to create their personalized and exclusive wallcovering designs for virtually any of their projects.
For clients seeking to collaborate on custom projects, the process begins with a session, either by phone or in person, to ensure that their aesthetic outlooks and values are compatible with the studio’s and to determine the client’s goals and explore their concept, imagery and palette. Subsequently, a mood board is developed that sets the tone of the project. The next step is researching imagery, forms, and materials that are the most appropriate for the client’s particular project.
The studio offers a bespoke service to interior designers and architects that includes both custom wallcovering and rug options. For wallcoverings, it maintains a library of several grounds that can be printed on, as well as provide access to many types of printing that are suitable for specific jobs. For rugs, it provides a collection of wool and silk kilims with the option to customize sizes up to 18’ x 18’. Custom rug patterns and constructions are also available.
Renders & Sketches
In addition to creating an initial mood board that helps define the concept and palette direction, Jill submits initial drawings, renders and/or rough designs before proceeding to a final piece. While working with clients to arrive at the most appropriate and impactful solutions, every step is collaborative and client input is crucial.
One advantage of the digital printing process is that it allows for flexibility. With no minimum upfront investment, designers can choose to alter scales and colors easily. Large-scale murals can be created without a repeat pattern. We print on a Type II textured material, making these prints suitable for high-traffic areas. All screen-printed patterns that are typically printed on paper can be converted to a digital print.
Screen-printing is the most labor-intensive of the printing processes, whereby a mesh is used to transfer ink onto a substrate. A blade is moved by hand across the screen to fill the openings in the mesh with ink, while a reverse stroke causes the screen to touch the substrate along a line of contact. One color is printed at a time, so several screens are often used to produce a multi-colored design. This process results in a textured hand quality and allows for the use of finishes, ranging from gloss, matte, opalescent, metallic to transparent.
Gravure is a type of printing process that involves engraving an image onto a cylinder. The ink is applied directly to the cylinder and then transferred to the substrate. This type of printing is typically used for large print runs. Our cylinders are capable of printing over 750 linear yards.
We have access to a multitude of felts with different textured grounds. In addition, we offer an optional service that enables designers to choose accented hand-sewn felt to be applied to Type II vinyl wallcoverings as well as to custom digitally printed felt grounds.
It is recommended that our products be hung by a skilled installer. To calculate quantity, please contact us for assistance. We will recommend quantities, however, we are not responsible for the over or under-ordering of material. All quantities should be confirmed with your installer. If you over-order, we do not restock. If you under-order and we do not carry more inventory of your lot batch, you run the risk of ordering a batch in a new lot that will not match the original. Please make sure your desired quantity has been verified before purchasing. We pride ourselves on excellent quality control, however it is the responsibility of your installer to inspect all material before it is hung. We are not responsible for hung material. Read more about our installation instructions here.