On the 50th anniversary of his death, Hovia explores the impact of Pablo Picasso's work with a wallpaper collection inspired by the artist.
Interior decor brand Hovia joins in on celebrating the artist's legacy with a new collection of murals and wallpaper designs inspired by Picasso. In particular, his symbolic use of doves to advocate for peace.
Hovia's 'Hope Multi' wallpaper, with a joyful repeating dove pattern.
Picasso's art and imagery remain relevant, and they're an enduring influence on the design world. His minimalist line drawings and his abstract styles of faces are still particularly popular. This style is a prominent aesthetic in modern-day design and decor.
Catherine Jacob, Head of Design at Hovia
Hovia's 'Paloma Multi' mural, printed as a small version and styled in an interior mood board.
Picasso also went on to create many artworks depicting doves over his lifetime, spreading a message of peace. His first dove piece was hand-picked as the poster image for the First International Peace Conference in Paris in 1949.
I stand for life against death; I stand for peace against war.
Pablo Picasso, speaking at the 1950 Peace Congress, Sheffield.
Doves are a symbol of peace. Hovia decided to focus their Picasso-inspired wall designs on doves, as their relevance holds strong today in the face of the invasion of Ukraine.
Through this collection, the designers not only celebrate Picasso's lasting influence on abstract design, but also his lasting impact on the world through the significance of his art.
Hovia's 'Paloma' mural. The design has an impressively large scale, and a bold black and beige colourway.
Senior Content Executive at Hovia