Carnovski's RGB Animalia 2 wallpaper| Pitter Pattern

Carnovsky’s RGB project makes my heart miss a beat. The wonderful colours, the textures, the subjects… I so want one of my walls covered with one of their fabulous wallpapers!

Francesco Rugi and Silvia Quintanilla are the Milan based art and design duo behind these imaginative creations. The RGB project was born in 2010 as an installation during Milan Design Week at J&V showroom, but it’s still an ongoing experiment.

RGB is a work about the exploration of the “surface’s deepness”. (The) designs create surfaces that mutate and interact with different chromatic stimulus. (It) is an ongoing project that experiments with the interaction between printed and light colours. The resulting images are unexpected and disorienting. The colors mix up, the lines and shapes entwine becoming oneiric and not completely clear. Through a colored filter (a light or a transparent material) it is possible to see clearly the layers in which the image is composed. The filter’s colors are red, green and blue, each one of them serves to reveal one of the three layers.

The idea behind the RGB designs is that different images will be shown depending on what light or filter you use to see them, red, green or blue (hence the RGB name).

The subjects and images are particularly involving and intricate, making it even more interesting to discover all their secrets. They require you to go on a journey of discovery.

Carnovsky have applied their RGB designs not only to wallpaper but also to limited prints, scarves, phone skins & covers, divider screens, carpets & tapestries. Their work has also been showcased in numerous international exhibitions.

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I am a designer, originally from Colombia and now living permanently in Cornwall, UK. I graduated in Product Design but since then have mostly worked in graphics for print and web. A few years ago I decided to specialise in Surface Pattern Design and I'm loving it!

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