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Discover PJ’s Kintsugi-Inspired Design And How it's Made

In the spirit of mending broken pottery, skilled artisans work in teams for hours on each panel.

Discover PJ’s Kintsugi-Inspired Design And How it's Made

Adorn, an award-winning wallcovering collection by Phillip Jeffries, is inspired by the ancient art of Kintsugi. A design that was in development for almost two years is now the winner of an IIDA HD Expo Product Design Award in Applied Finishes and Materials and a Silver for Neocon’s ‘Best of’Award. Kind of a big deal? We think so.

Want to learn more about Kintsugi?
Kintsugi is the Japanese art form of putting broken pottery pieces back together using gold as the glue and is a technique aptly called "golden seams" or "golden repair." Kintsugi masters use a precious metal – liquid gold, liquid silver or even lacquer dusted with powdered gold to create a stronger, more beautiful piece of art. Since every break is unique, Kintsugi highlights the "scars" as a part of the design and some even embrace this as a metaphor in life to embrace flaws and imperfections.

The Art of Handcrafted Wallcovering
In the spirit of mending broken pottery, skilled artisans work in teams for hours on each panel. In the span of a week, they meticulously place more than 600 metallic leaves in an organic, linear design on pieces of authentic wood veneer. Then the expansive 6-panel design is pressed and laminated to perfection. 

Learn More about Phillip Jeffries Wood Veneer Wallcovering
Adorn is crafted using our authentic paulownia wood veneer wallcovering, Floored as the ground. This specialty wood wallcovering uses authentic wood that is sliced into thin veneers, dyed, cut, and hand laid for a modern twist on a classic panel look.

A real showstopper, Adorn features a large-scale design that is offered in a range of six glamorous and neutral metallic colorways. Shop All Colors Here



A statement making wallcovering like Adorn is perfect in a glamorous residential setting or luxe hospitality spaces as shown below. The full repeat is 6-panel that truly embracing the spirit of Kintsugi. Life is short, let's all embrace the flaws. 



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About Phillip Jeffries:

Now in its fourth decade, Phillip Jeffries has emerged as the industry leader in natural, textured and specialty wallcoverings. A manufacturer and importer of unique and fine quality textured wallcoverings, the company was founded in 1976 with just 10 grasscloths. From the humble beginnings of the family garage, Phillip Jeffries now stocks more than 1,000 ready-to-ship wallcoverings in their 60,000+ square foot headquarters. Working hand-in-hand with skilled artisans, Phillip Jeffries creates the design world's most beautiful and sought-after wallcoverings. For more information,