This Spring at ICFF 2019, branding consultant-turned-artist Sarah Von Dreele will launch her transformative collection of hand-painted wallpapers. For the past two decades, the New York-based maker and visionary has developed and served as the principal of Onethread, a creative branding studio that has bolstered the reputations and aesthetics of commercial, cultural, and corporate clients. In touch with her sense of color, shape, style, and composition, Von Dreele began to change course and put paint to paper, which turned into a new vibrant extension of her personal brand.
Von Dreele started out on this journey by painting abstract geometric designs as a form of creative release. Soon after showing the brightly colored works to a friend, she realized that her branding and business capabilities did not have to be not solely reserved for others. In 2018, Von Dreele established herself in the design sector as an exciting new name for decorators and homemakers with the inception of her eponymous brand. Soon after her decision to branch into the art scene, her tireless work ethic and creative generation were recognized by London-based fine art publisher Rosenstiels. Through this globally influential company, her modern, inspiring prints have found homes in locales around the world.
Allyn Wallpaper in Storm.
Von Dreele’s upcoming room-redefining collection of nine distinctive patterns features florals, abstract patterns, and minimalistic geometric forms. The much-anticipated line will be offered in 3 unique colorways each, and available on non-woven, grasscloth, and metallic substrates, available to the trade beginning May 19. In addition to her wallpapers, Von Dreele will release her Studio Collection, a vast range of original paintings using the signature dreamlike style that brings her wallpapers to life. The colors and cadence of her designs have a transformative power; the paintings themselves are the result of the regenerative power of creativity.
Frances Wallpaper in Leaf.
Summer Wallpaper in Rose.
With her debut collection, Von Dreele has produced one of ICFF’s freshest launches of the season with a strong feminist approach to style and empowerment. With years of branding experience and a newfound talent for painting, Von Dreele’s artistry is a cross-disciplinary approach that is impossible to ignore.
Sarah Von Dreele’s new line of wallpapers and the accompanying Studio Collection will be available at this year’s ICFF, running May 19-22, Booth 2188.
Be sure to check out our further coverage on ICFF, including seven brands whose booths you won’t want to miss, here, and the 14 members of Brazilian cultural collective the Raiz Project sweeping the show, here.
About The Artist: Sarah Von Dreele offers 20 years of experience developing brands and communication systems for business to business and consumer-facing clients. Hailing from the rust belt of Pittsburgh, Sarah applies her tireless work ethic to a comprehensive, visual exploratory process, informed by client goals and business strategy. Sarah has managed the development and production of branded programs, both on and off-line, for clients including the New York Public Library, Harry Abrams, Trinity School, and American Express Publishing. Sarah oversaw the relaunch of Lobster Place, developing architectural graphics in chalk for a new retail store and restaurant, which provided a visual foundation for the rebrand across multiple channels. For the last 10 years, she has led Trinity School through the redesign and production of its bi-annual alumni magazine. Driven by community narratives, Sarah continually responds to new editorial content by developing and expanding the School’s unique visual voice. Sarah received a BFA in Graphic Design from Rhode Island School of Design. Between overseeing the business and keeping up with her first grader, she patiently pursues her interest in learning the French language.
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