Following last year’s success, Crown and the Royal College of Art have re-united to launch the Crown Jewels 2010, an exciting and unique collaboration to design modern, stylish and inspired wall stencils for the home.
A brief was given to second year textile and fashion students at the RCA to create a wall stencil for use in the home as a DIY ‘interior design’ tool – to be painted directly onto walls within the home using Crown paints. From edgy and contemporary wall art through to more traditional motifs – the results were eclectic, inspired and stunning.
From this year’s exceptional entries the Crown judging panel selected ‘The Consequences of a House Party’ by Nabil El-Nayal, as the overall winner.
Nabil is currently studying for an MA in womenswear and has already been making impressive waves in the fashion world. In April 2008, he won the Royal Society of Arts Award and in 2009, his Graduate collection won the Womenswear Gala Award at Graduate Fashion Week. His work has already featured in the likes of Vogue.com, Elle and Drapers, making this much garlanded young designer clearly one to watch for the future.
Nabil’s design was chosen due to its completely original concept and the quirky inspiration behind it. Nabil’s stencil designs capture a selection of objects including a Martini glass, tea cup and vase being knocked over at a house party. Nabil commented: ‘I wanted to encapsulate that precise moment when excitement leads to an object falling, smashing and breaking, and to celebrate that moment by projecting it larger than life on the walls of many homes; therefore providing a long lasting memory of both the party itself, but also, more hauntingly, the object that is no longer’.
The avant-garde new stencils are set to lend a directional look to the walls of any home, and are sure to be a talking point at all social gatherings.
Stencils are the perfect way to bring a directional look in to any room in the home, they are fun to create and each is individual. Try using glamorous metallic’s like Millionaire® Fashion for Walls® Metallic, or one of Crown’s bold new Feature Wall colours such as Rebel®
Wendy Dagworthy, Head of Fashion and Textiles at the RCA comments: ‘Once again the students have really enjoyed the challenge from Crown and have produced some exceptional work. It is fantastic to give them the opportunity of working with such a fantastic brand and with such a creative brief.’
‘The Consequences of a House Party’ stencil has been produced by the Stencil Library and is available to order now at http://www.crownpaint.co.uk
The stencil retails at: £24.00