"I think graphically designed surfaces have a great future ahead of them."
Lars Contzen studied art and now designs wallpapers, floor coverings and furniture. He also develops shop and interior design concepts for an international clientele. The Frankfurt-born artist says, "Décor expresses your attitude to life". The designs of his wallpapers reflect his positive attitude. They simply burst with exuberance. Composed graphics of the highest design standards are characteristic for Lars Contzen's work. He uses youthful, fresh and distinctive colours for his collections. The "Le Pop" design is his trademark. It is based on a flower-like futuristic shape in various sizes and perspectives that brings a sense of sophisticated club culture into rooms.
Lars Contzen designed his first wallpaper collection for A.S. Création in 2006. He starts the design process without regard for the material. Together with A.S. Création's designer the graphics are then transferred into appropriate formats for wallpaper and suitable embossed structures developed to refine the product.
To date, A.S. Création has released five Lars Contzen wallpaper collections. They reflect modern life, the spirit of the digital age and capture futuristic impulses in a variety of ways.
The fourth wallpaper collection by the artist and designer Lars Contzen is a multifaceted, artistic but also homely collection.
Lars Contzen creates wallpaper designs inspired by nature, technology and the digital world. His unmistakeable style is true to his motto "Art straight from the heart". The diverse motifs of his "Lars Contzen Four" collection are partly hand-drawn and partly sophisticated digital creations. Floral patterns and striking 3D graphics turn walls into impressive interiors.
Lars Contzen's unusual designs for a modern and stylish ambience are always surprising. His new collection "Martrics" is no exception. Its innovative graphical flock prints in a pop art look add a special appeal. True to his motto "Art straight from the heart" the artist and interior designer has created a variety of lavish décors with a unique spatial effect – sometimes only noticeable at a second glance.
The third collection by Lars Contzen bursts with vitality and brings walls to life. The artistically composed designs combine graphic patterns with floral ornaments and are as diverse as modern life. As well as the sophisticated contours, the colour themes also emphasize his exciting style statements.
As the name indicates, "colourcourage®" invites courageous use of colour by showing systematic colour harmonies. A concept that revolutionises the use of colour in wall design. The wallpaper collection displays 24 eye-catching, perfectly aesthetic shades of colour, which are blended to harmonic colour compositions with a universal mix and match system. Thus, "colourcourage®" creates oversized graphic patterns in a room – every wall becomes an element of a large-scale design.
Contzen's second collection is comprised of youthful, life-style oriented designs – ranging from giant circles, the finest of lines and squares to baroque patterns and images inspired by modern fairy tales. The colours show the whole bandwidth of modern pop shades, radiating with positive energy.
Lars Contzen consciously chose paper products to present his usual youthful and funky designs in the Contzen Papers collection.
The artistically composed graphics of the first Contzen wallpaper collection ranges from flower-like futuristic shapes, Asian-style designs with linear compositions to designs of fine lines and an imaginary world of plants.