Maya Romanoff Porto Collection
December 26, 2022
Maya Romanoff, manufacturer of handcrafted wallcoverings, has introduced the Porto Collection, a fifth collaboration with award-winning architect and designer David Rockwell (FAIA). The collection is a responsibly harvested, colored and hand-inlaid cork on a luminous metallic foil. Why Cork? Cork is a very sustainable, rapidly-renewable resource. Each time cork is harvested, the cork bark regenerates itself and in doing so, absorbs CO2. The Porto cork collection is offered in three sophisticated designs — Deco, reminiscent of the theatrical draping of fabric; Elo, inspired by the intricacy of chain link; and Lino, a series of variegated yet rhythmic lines. The designs feature organic arrangements of vibrant and subdued colors with luminous metallic foil to emulate subtle movement and light play. Porto is available in 27 sophisticated colorways, such as Nebbiolo Natural, Syrah Slate and Green Grenache.
The Porto collection exemplifies that Maya Romanoff’s inspiration for products come from nature and the materials themselves. From early on, the founder, Maya Romanoff, instilled in every member a deep respect for material balanced with a lawless sense of play. This philosophy is firmly planted in this new collaboration that pairs the natural aesthetic of cork and opulent color combinations with durability, functionality and perfectly scaled designs. The collection is ideal for environments that require beauty and resilience, as it can be easily cleaned with a diluted bleach solution or disinfecting wipes. Founder Romanoff’s long-standing commitment to Eastern philosophy has greatly influenced the company’s respect for the environment and materials. The Porto collection is responsibly manufactured with rapidly renewable, sustainably harvested cork and water-based inks. Maya Romanoff is committed to partnering with factories that treat their employees fairly and provide a safe, rewarding work environment.