Maison Martin Margiela is no longer just doing clothing. In fact, the Belgium-based design house has expended (albeit temporarily) into home goods, by way of a collaboration with Belgian brand Omexco (a designer and manufacturer of woven and nonwoven, rotary printed, embossed and finished wall coverings and matching bedding and furnishing fabrics). According to a statement from the Margiela, the design house (not the designer, who has been absent from his eponymous label since 2008 or 2009, after allegedly offering the creative director position over to fellow Belgian Raf Simons, who declined the offer): “By blending humor with elegance and avant-garde ideals with classic tastes, by reinterpreting objects of all forms and sizes and by playing with false pretenses, Maison Martin Margiela deconstructs shape and volume and moulds a conceptual aesthetic within a one of a kind realm."
The collab itself, which signals a bit of a fashion x home interiors trend (Raf Simons, for instance, has partnered once again with Kvadrat on a fabric line), consists of five different designs and themes: La Paésine: a Tuscan limestone or “landscape grain"; La Mosaïque: a traditional, geometric, marble mosaic print; Le Rideau: a trompe l’oeil of a quintessential Margiela design; Le Point de Croix: a classic cross-stitch of canvas; and L’optique: a contorted herringbone pattern. Maison Martin Margiela x Omexco wallpapers, available from the end of the month in selected interiors stores.