Monday, August 30, 2010

Exciting & Fresh Paper - Tres Tintas Barcelona

Tres Tintas of Barcelona, dates back to a family dinner in 2004, when the father of the founders Jaime, Mitos and Daniel Bermejo, came up with an idea that would be the key to all that happened since that time: to create something new. They decided to offer customers simpler and innovative products. One year later, Tres Tintas was created.

Tres Tintas believes that as designers, they must think differently in order to achieve something new. Tres Tintas gives traditional wallpaper a new dimension and transforms it into signature wallpaper, with concept-based collections with a common general idea. Since the beginning, Tres Tintas has been committed to working with well-known artists in their respective lines of work (illustration, fashion or graphic design) whom had never faced the white paper. Tres Tintas Barcelona continues to discover new and gifted people and also encourages designers to design painted paper and fabrics. They offer contemporary painted paper and design fabrics and accessories for the home.
But “something new” did not mean to break away from everything, as a result, they went back 30-years– to take a run-up – and they started from the first Spanish paint paper pop collection, created by their father. The boys restyled it aesthetically and technically in order to adapt it to modern times, and called it Revival.

For the second collection Déjà Vu, they bet on the talent of young designers, unconnected with the paint paper world: Enric Jardí, Sophie Leblanc, Izqui, Julieta Hernández and Marta Álvarez.

All City Papers was the third collection, by Tres Tintas, which was created by the studio Inocuo The Sign (Javi Gutiérrez, David Fernández and Txema Algualcil), that brought urban art closer to the painted paper world.

Mariscal came after that, and he was immediately up to his old tricks: the faces, chairs, letters and Californian palm trees of the 9 selvas de Mariscal designed Tres Tintas left no one indifferent.

And now comes the brand new collection Wall-à-porter. This collection transfers the women’s fashion world onto the painted paper. Renowned designers such as La Casita de Wendy and Txell Miras, amongst others, participated in creating this collection. But this time it goes beyond painted paper. Thanks to that experienced group of fashion designers, they dared to take their first steps into the textile design world. The result was some exquisite printed fabrics that marked the beginning of a new phase.

Their vision is a matter of principles. Their proposals are an expression medium which developing as a key aesthetic point. Thanks to the evolution of decorative arts and contemporary concepts such as design, the services they offer and products are also a way to communicate and understand the needs of the society, defining new environments and manners to understand people’s habits.

The intention of Tres Tintas Barcelona is to discover new gifted people but also to encourage designers to design painted paper and fabrics. Because they do not only offer painted paper; they are turning into a design production company and enter the world of home fabrics and accessories. And always with a contemporary vocation.

Tres Tintas feels an ethic responsibility as well. As a design-related company, they are responsible for preserving the creative culture. As far as their projects are concerned, they particularly support the development of designs created in Barcelona. Their cultural heritage is aimed at co-operating with regional educational institutions and associations. The business view is based on a sustainable development that creates values for the next generations. They feel that they must act with responsibility and respect, as far as environmental values are concerned. Moreover, they must be socially responsible, which implies to focus on the well-being of their employees, and demand such responsibility to both collaborators and suppliers.

Tres Tintas are innovative but not iconoclastic. As a result,they hire authentic and experienced artists that know how to interpret with a creative manner the basic ideas that are given to them. They make the most of the sensibility of the designers because they also encourage young, carefree and rather innovative spirits; and that’s why they give their collaborator complete freedom of expression.

Environmentally they are also responsible. Their painted paper has the Finland clean woods certificate which means that the raw material of their painted paper products comes from woods exploited for that purpose. Moreover, all of their painted papers are made with special inks, called water inks, which allow them to recycle the painted paper after removing it from walls. However... in order to achieve this, use recycle-friendly glues.

To find out more about Tres Tintas and where to purchase their product, please visit

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