Intrigue by Arte

“Wallcoverings that will continue to inspire”

New in to the Bibi studio is this fabulous range of 3D padded wallcoverings by Arte. Not only are they incredibly tactile they also have brilliant acoustic effects, are easy to hang and look stunning!


Paper or non- woven wallcoverings naturally spring to mind when you think of wallcoverings.
However with the unique Intrigue collection Arte has once more taken the concept to a completely different level. And even if you have perhaps seen a wall covered with a textile, well, this is just a  little more refined.


The Intrigue collection is the result of a new process that we call thermoforming. As the word might  suggest, heat is used to press a design into the fabric. By heating the fabric it acquires a luxurious satin sheen that reflects the light. It is fascinating to see and irresistible to touch. You also obtain a beguiling interplay of smooth and relief, light and dark, sheen and matte areas.


This new collection features three different designs. The first print, Rosace, is a more graphic design with regular triangles, three-dimensional of course. This produces ‘rise’ and ‘fall’ that showcases the subtle sheen effect. The second design, Caisson, was inspired by a wonderful, old, sculpted panel door, such as those you frequently encounter in the smallest streets of Paris. Design number three, Feuillage, is a tile pattern of leaf designs.

The colour palette is equally pronounced and irrefutably demands your undivided attention. The colours in this collection boast captivating names such as Avorio, Prussia, Fondant, Perla and Felce, which make your imagination run wild. So do you dare to decorate a wall in black, bright blue of poisonous green? As a personal statement? Or do you prefer to play it safe with a more restrained tone?


Intrigue offers another advantage. As a result of the combination of materials used, this wallcovering will influence in a positive way the acoustics in areas where the wallcovering has been installed. It means that voices are immediately muffled in large rooms.
Because the Intrigue collection is produced from supple material, it is also a valuable product for adding a touch of style to less attractive walls. Intrigue is actually highly flexible and very intriguing.


The Intrigue collection is available cut to size and in various widths depending on the chosen design. Rosace is 1,26 m wide; Caisson and Feuillage are both 1,23 m wide.

Arte Wallcoverings are available from Bibi Interior Architecture – Design Centre. Contact us at for more information and prices.

[Text credit to Arte International]

Trend Watch : Modern Hollywood Glamour

In recent years many have considered modern interior design to mean white walls, sparse living environments with cleverly hidden storage and zero clutter. And although still a popular look, it has never been entirely practical for the family home!


This year we will see an increase in creating luxurious interiors. Dark walls teamed with metallic finishes and deep colours to give that moody Hollywood Glamour feel to the room. Still incorporating that timeless combination of black and white, these schemes feel far more welcoming and user friendly (child friendly) spaces. Here are a few of my main tips:


Lacquered finishes are used in abundance. Hollywood Glamour is all about using your home as a showpiece so make it shine! Make sure to include lots of luxurious fabrics…velvet upholstery, silk lampshades and deep, soft rugs mark this design style. Be careful of scale when choosing furniture, the emphasis is not on individual pieces but the feeling they create when eclectically arranged together. Accessorise with a mix of classic and modern items, don’t be afraid to include vibrant colour pieces and of course lots of metallic finishes. And finally keep in mind the era of Hollywood Glamour and the Glitz of the lifestyle it represents. These spaces are more about people and relationships than they are about the 42” flat screen!

Here are a few products to get the look – available on our website:


Square – Cube Zinc & Kubic Caviar

Khroma Cube Zinc, is a modern metallic grey and black geometric deisgn. This paste the wall wallpaper is part of the Square collection by Khroma.

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Circles Occasional Table – Dom Edizioni

Supported on eight metallic bronze rings, the ‘Circles’ Occasional Table from Dom Edizioni has a black lacquered glass top and a strong, sculptural feel.CirclesCoffeeTable

Gem Occasional Table Black – HB

The Gem Occasional Table from British designer HB is available in two colours: Black & White. Its multifaceted design and high gloss finish make it an impressive sculptural piece that reflects light from many different angles.



Black Water Hurricane – Van Roon

The work of Dutch design house, Van Roon, this Black Water Hurricane lantern has a frame of brightly polished metal and panes of dark smoked glass. The combined effect is one of subdued elegance.


Pithos Black Nickel Table Lamp – Heathfield Lighting

Voluptuous ceramic form hand finished in burnished bronze. A real signature piece. Finished with an Ivory silk French drum shade lined in Pebble silk.



Elle Chaise-Lounge – Dom Edizioni

The Elle Chaise-Longue from Italian design specialist Dom Edizioni is a large and beautifully constructed piece of contemporary furniture that promises great comfort and excellence in aesthetics. For convenience, it has a removable cover.


All the above products and more are available on our online store.

If you would like further advice or a unique Hollywood glamour interior designed for your space, contact our talented in-house design team.