Harald Glööckler is certainly one of Germany’s most eccentric designers. His credo “Every woman is a princess!” was no doubt the inspiration behind the design of his new collection too: the “Glööckler by Marburg” wallcovering collection for Marburger Tapetenfabrik. Glööckler has thus now conquered our living rooms as well: with his grandiose wallcoverings, the designer is dressing our walls in his accustomed mix of sumptuousness, pomp and flamboyance.
“Everybody who’s been waiting for a genuine Harald Glööckler for their own four walls will be delighted. But rather than getting a portrait of me, they can look forward to a flamboyantly designed collection of wallcoverings instead – glamorous lengths of wallpaper for whole walls,” says an evidently pleased Harald Glööckler of his collection. “And so I created wallcoverings – each of them more splendid than the last. Royal blue wallcoverings with circular effects or gold applications, red wallcoverings decorated with rhinestones and the sparkling Pompöös crown, but also in black with glittering stones, adorned by a black baroque frame. Wallcoverings with a black leopard skin look with golden bows and silver angel wings floating up out of several crowns, white wallcoverings with filigree silver applications and tassels, or pure, golden wallcoverings with and without baroque details.”
Harald Glööckler created the collection in collaboration with Marburger Tapetenfabrik, one of the oldest wallcovering manufacturers in Europe. “We wanted to create the most unusual and grandiose wallcoverings of all time. Wallcoverings that will set any home aglow, be it a little apartment in a prefab block or a Russian castle,” says Harald Glööckler of his designs.
The sophisticated technology used to make the wallcoverings includes the countless precise hachures, subtle surface textures that are created by means of a handcrafted engraving and etching technique on the print roller and give the wallcovering a premium surface feel. In combination with the sophisticated colouring and iridescent pigments, this results in designs that are evocative of heavy, shimmering moiré curtains or dense plumage.