Heidi Zilmer founded Zilmer’s with the clear intent of being an ambassador for the craftsmanship of painters. She wanted to implement traditional painting techniques in modern interior design, to use age-old techniques as the basis for new contemporary designs, and to combine crafts with the latest technology.
One of the results of these endeavours is the Nordic Antique wallpaper and interior design range: Here, ancient mosaics, traditional Scandinavian knitwear patterns and trompe l’oeil-painting (optical illusion) are combined to form a look that is both classic and contemporary.
Zilmer’s original hand-painted trompe l’oeil mosaics have been digitised and used to form patterns rooted in Scandinavian aesthetics. The resulting files can be adjusted to suit any interior demands: the colourways can be changed, and the size of the pattern can be rescaled from small to mega-large.
The resulting files can then be sent to, and printed in, any country on surfaces such as textiles, wallpaper, glass, metal, wood, carpets, and acoustic plasterboard.
In addition to mass-produced designs like the Nordic Antique range, Zilmer’s also accepts commissions for hand-made luxury wallpaper, specialist decorating jobs, etc.