While interior walls are typically the place we find Lincrusta’s historical embossed coverings, increasingly it is being used to bring textural pattern to other surfaces, too. In the spirit of free-thinking that Lincrusta’s founder Frederick Walton brought to the invention of the linseed oil-based panels, interior professionals are finding new places to employ it as a textural accent.
The resurgence of tactility in our interiors is bringing back texture not only to our vertical walls but to the architectural fifth wall – or ceiling – too. Where once it might have been chosen to help disguise structural defects, it is now being seen as a lesser-exploited resource for creative expression. It’s an opportunity that wasn’t missed by William Morris, or more recently, by contemporary promoters of pattern House of Hackney.