Sophie Charlotte - Rasch
Wallpapers ennobled by high ambitions.
What does wallpaper have in common with ancient nobility? Both stand for a deep love of tradition along with a special awareness of nature’s beauty. The rediscovery of gorgeous designs from 1926 in the rasch archive became the impetus for an extraordinary project ...
In 1926, the general manager Dr. Emil Rasch met a young woman from a noble house, the Duchess Sophie Charlotte von Oldenburg, who displayed a great talent for form and colour palettes. So, the idea behind the first artist collection from rasch was born. This graced the walls with patterns featuring stylized natural forms and strong japonesque influences – the two collections based on these designs became a huge success.
Since its rediscovery, this beloved collection from yesteryear has undergone a revival. Featuring the latest colours to suit current tastes, utilizing modern printing technologies and adding an extra benefit: rasch is compensating for the CO2 emissions that result from the production of these wallpapers.
Compensation is done through a reforestation project in Panama which also helps protect the climate. This is how rasch shares in the responsibility that we all have for the environment while also updating tradition and making our home a more beautiful place.