We’re excited to give you an inside look at Porter Teleo – a beautiful, graphic collection of handmade textiles and wall coverings. Porter Teleo is the brain child of abstract artist Kelly Porter and interior designer Bridgett Cochran, who blend fine art processes, such as wood blocking and painting with a refined design aesthetic.
Above: Tangled Pattern in a Dining Room designed by Elms Interior Design
Founded in 2004 and based in Kansas City, all wallpapers and fabrics are created locally by a team of artists who are classically trained in the fine arts field. Porter, an award winning painter whose artwork hangs in galleries and celebrity homes, and Cochran, a designer with an eye for detail, quickly found a common bond; they were looking to capture and create something totally new for the design world.
Above: Porter Teleo artist hand painting a napkin
Their collaboration has resulted in an innovative way of making wallpaper and fabric, relying on an intuitive creative process. We love that all of their creations are completely customizable, from the non-toxic, water-based ink color to the scale and orientation of their patterns.
Above: Kintsugi Pattern Wallpaper in a bedroom designed by Kelly Behun
Their Japanese papers have been made by the same family in a small mountain village for over 1300 years. The main source of water for the paper making process is a fresh water river that flows through the town providing abundant plant life for the pulp material.
Above: Ink Blot Pattern in a playroom designed by Renschler & Co.
Check out the entire collection here. Enjoy!