Proximity wallcovering from Versa has vertical lines meant to resemble landscapes such as striated riverbeds and wheat fields. It has 21 designs (including Sonoma grape, Aegean blue, Santa Fe Desert brown, Mesa Verde copper, Seattle gray, and Venice Beach white) and is made with Second-Look technology, which has 20% recycled content (10% of which is post-consumer). Second-Look contributes toward LEED points by recycling used wallpaper. Proximity is composed of 20-ounce, low-VOC, Type II vinyl on Osnaburg backing and uses water-based inks and adhesives. It measures 52" or 54" and is available with Permavent, a microventing technology that allows walls to breathe. versawallcovering.com
Jennifer Brite is a design journalist and public-health scientist who is currently pursuing a doctorate in public health with a concentration in epidemiology and demography at the City University of New York. For ARCHITECT, she writes about new products and sustainable design.