Designed by Jocelyn Warner and sold by Blumenthal, this pattern is aptly called Step. Warner creates her designs by scanning objects into her computer and then manipulating the image to simplify their form. Her designs are very bold and printed in refreshing colors. Step is from Warner's second collection produced in the year 2000. This piece was inspired by scanning folded paper, which led to a large 3-D design put together in totem pole lengths. This is screen-printed in just one color. This design and can be installed in a number of different ways. It can be hung vertically either in a repeating fashion or it can be hung in pilaster-like stripes. It can also be hung horizontally either as a frieze or in a repeating fashion. Having the pattern run vertically will visually increase the height of the ceiling, while running the pattern horizontally or railroading will increase the visual length of the wall. This built-in flexibility is much desired as it allows one to create a more custom interior.
Jocelyn Warner is a British designer operating out of London. She studied textile design at the Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts and later at Central Saint Martins. Warner exhibited her designs at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York City for several years and has also shown at the Milan Furniture Fair.