Two wallpapers by Brooklyn-based Flavor Paper – Shoes and Golden Relief – are honoured by Cooper Hewitt

Flavor Paper is thrilled to announce the addition of its wallpapers Golden Relief and Shoes to the Cooper Hewitt, National Design Museum Permanent Collection. These two designs join previously selected Flavor Paper designs City Park and Cherry Forever in this curated and highly respected collection.

“We are honored that the Copper Hewitt has accepted two more of our wallpaper designs into its permanent collection,” says Jon Sherman, founder and creative director of Flavor Paper. “We take great pride in being a New York-based company who produces all of our products in our Brooklyn studio and we are thrilled to be recognized by such an important and historical New York institution.”

Flavor Paper teamed up with the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts to translate nine of Andy Warhol’s works into hand silkscreened wallpaper. A common theme throughout Warhol’s career, shoes were at a new, disco high when he resurrected them in 1980. Flavor Paper took the original Polaroids Warhol used for his paintings and worked the arrangements into a repeating pattern to develop their version of Shoes.

Golden Relief is part of the Super Series Collection and features a golden hexagonal geometric pattern of luminous material translated from a single detail of late-19th-century sculpture of a woman. The Super Series Collection designed by David Nosanchuk is based on photographs from Rome and New York in 2013 – a contemporary translation of art and architecture into a narrative of luminosity and scale.

Located in New York City, the Cooper Hewitt is one of 19 museums that falls under the wing of the Smithsonian Institution and is the only museum in the United States devoted to historical and contemporary design. The Permanent Collection consists of more than 200,000 objects representing contemporary and historical design in four curatorial departments: Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design; Product Design and Decorative Arts; Textiles; and Wallcoverings. The Wallcoverings department houses the largest collection of wallpaper and wallcoverings in the nation. The collection includes European and American production from the 17th through the 21st centuries.


Founder and creative director Jon Sherman’s original New Orleans start-up and the subsequent development of the Flavor Paper manufacturing facility on Pacific Street in Brooklyn, has successfully wallpapered millions of square feet around the globe. Flavor Paper continues to collaborate with Kravitz Design, Milton Glaser and, most recently, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Arts. Clients at the firm span from the architectural IAC Building by Frank Gehry in New York to sports brand Nike, fashion retailer Steve Madden, international luxury SLS Hotels, W Hotels and more. Flavor Paper designs are also part of permanent museum collections at the Smithsonian Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum and the Brooklyn Museum.

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