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Rico Design’s new collection takes its cue from nature

08 Jun 2019

Michael Armstrong, Rico Design Managing Director, explains how their new collection takes its cue from nature.

Brush strokes, splashes of colour and floral designs – handicraft is the new trend in fashion and home decor. The new Rico Design collection Crafted Nature picks up on this trend and enchants with handcrafted simplicity and water-coloured, natural designs.

Papercraft has never been more fun, as the charm of handcrafted ‘imperfection’ comes to the fore. Splashes of colour, swabs and visible brush strokes create carefree, vivid and contemporary patterns, which instantly animate to get creative.

‘Perfectly imperfect’ describes best the look of this collection, which was first presented at Creativeworld 2019, and became a huge success. Rico Design is known for their rich and unique collections, which beautifully link a range of products to a mutual theme, creating a lovely coherence throughout their assortment. The collection Crafted Nature includes stationery, party products and fabrics, whose handcrafted designs captivate and exude a pleasant sense of casualness.

The whole up-to-date stationery assortment is refined with a finish of neon colours, golden hot foil design and, for the first time, with sparkling, high-quality glitter accents. Furthermore, all products of the Rico Design Crafted Nature collection are accessible in two colour options: a charming blue range and pink shades with neon accents.

Out with the boring

All Rico Design paper craft products of this new collection are perfectly suitable for versatile DIY projects. Therefore, it is the end of boring wedding invitations and repeating birthday cards. Rico Design motif cardboards, motif paper pads, stamp sets, tapes and lovely gel stickers are not only stationery must-haves. They can easily be used to create original invitation and birthday cards, or ‘thank you’ notes. How about individually designed wedding guest books, DIY seating charts or place cards? The collection Crafted Nature makes this possible due to the great range of products it offers. Finally, DIY Cards, Origami paper, notebooks, paper patch paper and postcard pads inspire to create and decorate little gifts for loved ones.

Save the date

Rico Design also offers diaries for the year 2019/2020 in the floral Crafted Nature design. Six new diaries are available in two different sizes with ring or glue binding. In addition to a practical annual, monthly and weekly overview for 17 months, the calendars also include a lot of space for notes, a birthday calendar, a small bag for documents and two sticker sheets. That’s not enough! These Paper Poetry agendas can be individually decorated with matching tapes and stickers from the same collection Crafted Nature.

It’s party time!

The new Rico Design collection Crafted Nature also includes the party range YEY! LET’S PARTY, with paper plates and cups, which perfectly match the collection. The plates inspire with harmonious blossom shapes in different sizes, making them an absolute must-have on every summer party. All plates and cups are held in soft pastel shades or modern craft paper, and are refined with hot foil grafting, adding shiny highlights. Matching to the theme, the collection also includes napkins with fl oral designs, available either with blue-grey or rose-pink accents. In addition, the rose coloured designs amaze with its neon-pink colour effects.

Flower power

However, what would be a birthday party, garden party, or stylish wedding party without decoration? Besides a sewn garland, two flower garlands and two pompom garlands, the Crafted Nature collection includes big size tissue paper flowers. Whether in trendy summer colours or simply in white and cream, these flowers absolutely are must-haves for any party, as they easily adorn any table or wall. The Rico Design tissue paper flowers are reusable and thus can be quickly stored away and used again on the next occasion.

Additionally, two matching confetti mix packages in pastel shades are part of the collection as well. Both, the rose and the blue mix, enchant with unique colour, shape and material mixes: Each package surprises with five innovative blossom shapes made out of silk or foil with iridescent and metallic colour effects.

It’s a wrap!

When invited to a wedding or birthday, there is no need to worry about finding the perfect wrapping paper. The Crafted Nature collection offers a wide range of refreshing wrapping papers, which designs can be perfectly combined with gift tags and other stationery products from this theme collection. Next to the charming blue and pink ranges with lovely blossom designs, the collection offers three wrapping papers in cool neon shades: Neon pink, neon orange and neon red-orange convince with their unique look and turn every gift into an eye catcher. Finally, there are three wrapping papers made of kraft paper with additional shiny golden hot foil finish. The kraft paper is made of uncoated natural paper with a matt surface, and shows - just as the other wrapping papers – an excellent paper quality.

For those who look for nice alternatives to gift wrapping, the Crafted Nature collection also offers gift box and paper bag sets in fantastic fl oral and aquarelle designs, which enchant the eye of the beholder.

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