Founded in 2014, Studio 198 is the brainchild of Omer Aslam. Passionate about design and eager to stretch the boundaries of interior design, Omer employs unusual and eye-catching materials to create these stunning panels which, although strikingly unique, can be a versatile addition to a home. Using his experience within the interior design industry and a flair for the original, Omer has developed a process that represents a completely new approach to wall panels and coverings for designer homes.
Lightweight aluminium panels act as a flexible and adaptive base for printed and hand-finished designs. Taking inspiration from a wide range of influences – from the natural beauty of feathers and the geometric intricacies of agate to glamorous movie star portraits and the subtleties of oriental design – Omer creates enchanting panels that are individually made for each commission.
“We decided to use aluminium as a base for our panels for several reasons,” explains Omer. “It has a unique surface texture that, once processed, provides a perfect base for exceptionally detailed work. So our portraits are more realistic and our colours more vibrant, and the material itself becomes an integral part of the design.”
Produced in their London studio, the panels are hand decorated with a wide range of materials to create the desired look and finishes and sealed with layers of waterproof epoxy resin.
Studio 198; studio198.co.uk