Born within a generation where women’s rights were stifled and restricted, Frida Kahlo (1907 – 1954) became a renowned female Mexican artist who understood that art had power. Today we acknowledge and embrace her influence as a pioneer in the field of art and design.Over 60 years after her death, Frida Kahlo continues to be celebrated internationally as emblematic of Mexican national and indigenous traditions, and by feminists the world over for what is seen as an uncompromising depiction of the female form and experience.
Cara Saven Wall Design eagerly embraces the influence of Frida Kahlo, with a range of bespoke wallpaper offerings now on offer, boasting intricate designs with iconic Mexican-inspired prints and bright colours that hint at the native folk-art style of Frida Kahlo. Bold shades of pink, deep purple and bright green continue to set the trend here.
These designs are not only a feast for the eyes in striking shades and beautiful patterns, but each can also be customised to suit your interior.
In many ways, Frida was ahead of her time and decades later, her work and influence continues to span from fashion runways to interior décor. Her aesthetic is nodded to in the many watermelon and cacti motifs currently trending in interior design. We need only look at the latest wallpaper design trends to acknowledge the legacy of Frida Kahlo.Cara Saven Wall Design is renowned for their oversized floral and botanical wallpapers – something Frida Kahlo herself was drawn to, often using bougainvillea’s, dahlias and peonies in her Mexican garland creations.
Frida’s courage to break with tradition has paved the way for many after her and in many ways, she has role modelled how to live an authentic and committed life.
At a time when women’s empowerment, gender roles and diversity continue to stir conversation and have impact, there is no greater moment to honour the pioneer that was Frida Kahlo and embrace the beauty of her work.Contact: Cara Saven