The Ipanema pattern was inspired by the everyday life of Cariocas on the famous beach of Ipanema, Posto 9. Merchants, Athletes, Tourists cross paths in the amazing scenery of Rio, with a view on the "dois irmaoes" and "ilhas Cagarras". This design adds a modern touch to the Toile de Jouy style.
• Each roll is 19.68" x 11yds
• Repeat: 13.10"
• Printed to order, 2-3 week lead time.
• High quality, non woven digital printed wallpaper.
• Fire retardant, EU certified.
Blue illustration on white background
Growing up in France and Switzerland, Pamina Saba del Pozzo
has always been fascinated by South America, the continent of her mother. With family in Brazil, Colombia, Bolivia and Peru, she started travelling around the region from a young age and found that every country she visited had a common enchanting spell.
Pamina was nostalgic for this unique atmosphere every time she returned home so she created Kariokas with the aim of adding a tropical South American touch to interiors through textiles and wallpapers. The images and colors she uses in the collections are reminiscent of the region’s luxuriant landscapes, flora and fauna and irresistible “joie de vivre”.
More particularly, the marvelous city of Rio de Janeiro has always felt like a second home, where she truly belongs despite living more than 5000 miles away. Hence, the name "Kariokas" was chosen in reference to "Cariocas" the inhabitants of Rio. As if we could all become a bit "Cariocas" ourselves when living with my designs.
Kariokas products, while inspired by South America, are manufactured in France, Switzerland and Germany by responsible suppliers using high quality materials and state of the art techniques, allowing Pamina's hand-drawn and hand-painted designs to retain their unique aesthetic when translated into printed products.