Wallpaper by Emma Hayes seen at Sid at The French Cafe, Auckland - Custom Wallpapers
Wallpaper by Emma Hayes seen at Sid at The French Cafe, Auckland - Custom WallpapersWallpaper by Emma Hayes seen at Sid at The French Cafe, Auckland - Custom WallpapersWallpaper by Emma Hayes seen at Sid at The French Cafe, Auckland - Custom Wallpapers
Emma Hayes created two bespoke wallpapers for the interior of this award-winning Auckland restaurant. Created from layers of hand-painted watercolors; herbs, edible flowers and beneficial plants 'dance' and float across the restaurant walls, suggesting movement from outside to in, from a garden to the plate, reflecting the new addition of a kitchen garden. The wallpaper designs were also used across the slipcase and cover of Saison, the second cookbook from The French Cafe. Finalist, New Zealand Best Design Awards 2015.

Meet the Creator

"Emma Hayes Textiles is a New Zealand based design company with a vision to create beautiful textiles for beautiful spaces. The company is known for its line of wallcoverings, fabrics and accessories for commercial and residential interiors.

Designs are an amalgamation of artistic techniques – hand made marks, drawings, paintings or experiments – and digital processes.

Emma lives and works in New Zealand, a place from where she draws much of her inspiration. Emma's designs often incorporate a gestural element and explore inspirations from the natural world.

The brand works with heritage manufacturers to create its non-woven paper wallcoverings, drawing on more than 100 years of manufacturing experience. It treats its environmental responsibility seriously with papers sourced from FSC® or PEFC™ certified forests and inks made from organic pigments that are free from heavy metals."

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