Atmosphere - Engblad & Co's new collection

Atmosphere by Ilse Crawford for Engblad & Co


Earlier this year Eco wallpapers became Engblad & Co, returning to the company’s original name which had been abbreviated to Eco in the 1980’s.   With a byline of “ Contemporary Wallpapers since 1844” the company has a well deserved reputation for continually bringing interesting, well designed wallpapers to the  market


Ilse Crawford’s Atmospheres wallpaper collection, developed for Engblad & Co, is a celebration of handmade artwork and expertise that creates a warm backdrop to our contemporary lives. Its five patterns – Line, Brush, Canvas, Knit and Weft – are all hand- painted, inspired by human creativity. Their artisanal imperfections produce a fascinating dynamic.

The patterns give walls a sense of movement, texture and depth, and they have been developed to appeal to the senses and bring a special atmosphere to a room. The wallpapers don’t clamour for attention, instead creating a subtle, painterly backdrop to other interiors.

And who is Ilse Crawford?

Ilse Crawford is a British designer at Studioilse,?a multi-faceted design studio in London. Its philosophy and mission is to create environments that have human needs at their core. Their global projects include design and strategy work for hotels like Ett Hem in Stockholm and Soho House in New York, the global concept for Cathay Pacific Airline Lounges, and product collaborations with IKEA (she was behind the SINNERLIG collection), Georg Jensen and Wästberg.

Ilse Crawford launched Elle Decoration in the UK, and she is also the author of three books.  Read more at

Atmospheres by Engblad & Co is?Ilse Crawford’s first wallpaper collection.




The simplest form of pattern – the line. Available in Small and Large. Four colour schemes. Bold and a bit of a statement in Large, the narrow stripes in Small give the impression of a plain coloured surface. Its vertical structure?– echoing the form of the wall – makes this pattern balanced and harmonious.


Available in two sizes and four colour schemes. Great for combining, in halls/living rooms/bedrooms, or for different walls in the same room. The painter’s hand is truly visible here – as though the brush has just left the paper and the colour has remained (dried).



Like a soft woven surface, in four colour schemes. The painter’s hand is visible. Despite the pattern’s uneven nature, it conveys a soft regularity. The Seaweed colour scheme is “woven” in a darker colour. Gives the room a bold yet soft atmosphere. The colours are dynamic and echo nature: they work beautifully with everything, and can be matched with lots of different colours and materials.


Available in Small and Medium. A free, billowing pattern. Its transverse elements give this pattern a sense of steadiness, while the vertical movement of the pattern brings clarity to a space.?The small Knit comes across almost like plain wallpaper – soft is its middle name.


A wonderful little woven pattern that blankets the wall. Available in five colours, from the lightest, Fog, to the darkest, Moss. 

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