Calico Wallpaper Introduces A New Collaboration with Cody Hoyt
Botanica, a Bespoke Wallpaper Collection, Weaves Together the Art Forms of Painting, Printmaking, and Ceramics
New York, NY (October 12, 2023) — Calico Wallpaper is pleased to present Botanica, a new collection in collaboration with Brooklyn-based ceramicist, Cody Hoyt. Botanica imagines the home as a vessel, in all its angles and corners, inverting the form of Hoyt’s artworks and translating the layered compositions as a large-scale, mural with scattered flowers. A self-taught master of the Japanese technique of Nerikomi, which involves stacking and cutting colored pieces of clay to form different, complex patterns, Hoyt inlays rather than paints florals into the foundation itself. By physically shaping the clay into angular, faceted sculptural vessels to create these motifs, Hoyt explores utility and tactility through the collection.
“The chaotic parts of the process are very important. The way the clay cracks and changes during drying and firing is emblematic of the vitality of the material. It’s an artifact of the process that gives it a soul. Flowers feel like a combination of figuration and abstraction,” says Cody Hoyt, Master Ceramicist. “They become interchangeable. It’s natural to read some abstract patterns as florets. It’s natural to see flowers as a pattern.”
In Botanica, these embedded floral forms evoke a handful of petals thrown into the air, random yet stopped in time, pressed as though between pages of a book. The motifs are forms with dimension, exploding through space, full of life and warmth–qualities this collection enhances in any space.
Botanica is available in eight colorways, Artifact, Bisque, Burst, Inlaid, Levity, Perennial, Preserved, and Vitality. As with all Calico Wallpaper collections, Botanica was born from original artwork. The Calico Wallpaper team employs advanced technologies to translate its designs into custom-fit murals that are tailored to a client’s project and space. Botanica is available for purchase through Calico Wallpaper beginning on November 9, 2023 and samples can be ordered at www.calicowallpaper.com.
ABOUT CALICO WALLPAPER
Calico Wallpaper is a designer of bespoke wallpaper. The company was founded in Brooklyn, New York in 2013 by creative and life-partners Nicholas and Rachel Cope. Their process combines artisanal methods from the decorative arts, such as traditional marbling and dip-dyeing techniques, with innovative technologies. Calico Wallpaper works with a global roster of leading designers and architects. In addition to residential and hospitality projects, Calico Wallpaper’s designs have been exhibited internationally at the London Design Festival (2015, 2017, and 2019), Salone del Mobile (2015, 2017, 2018, and 2019), and have obtained a place in the permanent collection at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. In 2021, Calico Wallpaper opened their first showroom at 57 Lispenard Street, New York, NY with partner and furniture manufacturer Stellar Works.
ABOUT CODY HOYT
Cody Hoyt received his B.F.A. from the Massachusetts College of Art in 2007. He has exhibited in the US and abroad, including galleries such as Patrick Parrish, R and Company, David Gill, UNTITLED Art fair and Design Miami. He has created public artwork for the city of Columbus, Indiana and is a recipient of the Peter S Reed Foundation grant. Featured publications include Juxtapoz, Elle Decor, Architectural Digest, The Wall Street Journal and American Craft Magazine. He lives and works in Brooklyn, New York