Artist's Dining Room in Valencia with Fringed Paper Walls

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By Diana Budds / Published by Dwell
Paper artist Pierre Pozzi uses his signature material to wrap the dining room walls of his home in Valencia, Spain.

Seeking a slightly quieter existence, paper artist Pierre Pozzi relocated from Paris to Valencia in 2010. Soon after, he embarked on a three-year renovation of a 1,970-square-foot apartment, which now features a mix of modern furniture, original architectural details (like ceramic tile floors and crown moldings), and his own artwork.

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A close-up of Pierre Pozzi's paper fringe walls shows the material contrast with his simple wooden furniture and ceramic tile floors.

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Pedrali’s orange Frida 752 chair, two metal Tolix Marais chairs, and Philippe Starck’s Olly Tango seat surround a dining table that resident Pierre Pozzi wrapped in paper.

The highlight is the whimsical, three-dimensional wallpaper in the dining room. Pozzi spent three weeks cutting eight-inch-tall, two-millimeter-wide lightweight paper stock into fringe by hand. Guests in Pozzi’s home are charmed, captivated, and intrigued by the effect, which he calls "frou-frou." "I try to enchant," Pozzi says of his work. "I’m happy that I achieved what I had imagined." 

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Pozzi cut the eight-inch-tall, two-millimeter-wide lightweight paper stock into fringe by hand. Fittingly, the 1950s Valencia abode is near Xàtiva, home to Spain’s first paper mill.

 

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