Shanan Campanaro, the designer behind Eskayel, is inspired by watercolor painting and travel. The collection she presented at this week’s International Contemporary Furniture Fair featured soft colors and abstract design reminiscent of a drop of paint dispersing in water. Founded in 2008, Eskayel is a Brooklyn-based design firm that creates wallpaper, textiles and rugs.
Campanaro holds a BFA from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. Her partner, Nick Chacona, told me that her first wall treatment was actually created for a gallery show of her paintings—and at the time she had no intention of starting a wallpaper business. Several of her paintings were also on display at ICFF, and it was clear to see how her interior design is informed by that discipline.
Eskayel’s Prima wall paper is made with sustainable wood pulp fibers that are certified by the Forestry Stewardship Council. The paper is printed in a mill with a water recycling system, and all wastewater goes to municipal treatment—so nothing gets dumped into the ecosystem. The papers are printed with non-toxic ink, and when the paper is no longer in use it is biodegradable.
The fabric products are also made with natural and renewable fibers, including silk, Global Organic Textile Standard-certified cotton, and linen made from flax.
Eskayel launched a new collection of bedding at ICFF, part of an exclusive line for ABC Carpet & Home.
Eskayel is part of 1% for the Planet, which means they donate one percent of sales to a global network of non-profits.