When Gaynor and I first met to discuss setting up a wallpaper company, we were both carrying a copy of the Penguin Book of Tangrams by Joost Elffers. We've been friends and business partners ever since.
According to Wikipedia, a Tangram 'is a dissection puzzle consisting of seven flat shapes, called tans, which are put together to form shapes. The objective of the puzzle is to form a specific shape (given only an outline or silhouette) using all seven pieces, which may not overlap'. They originated in Imperial China during the Tang Dynasty, they are thought to have travelled to Europe in the 19th century on trading ships.
Our Tangram wallpaper with a delicate pattern of rabbits, cats, fish and people was one of the first papers we designed and it has been popular with adults as well as children.
We have been investigating wall stickers for some time because they are a great way to add a focal point to a room, they are instant and they don't damage the wall, perfect if you're renting. A set of Tangram wall stickers seemed like a great idea because you can have a change when ever you fancy it and it encourages children to get creative with their surroundings.
The seven geometric shapes that make up our Tangram wall sticker set are made from a matte, non-tearing, adhesive material which means you can reposition very easily. Along with the stickers, we will send a chart with twelve different shapes to try, but with over 6500 different possible combinations, you can let your and your child's imagination run wild.