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                                  Classic Mason handcrafted wallpapers from Resene

                                  Resene is bringing back the artistry of traditional handcrafted wallpaper with the Mason Handcrafted wallpaper collection.

                                  William (Bill) Mason was born in Napier in 1919 and was a well-known artist, winning the competition for wallpaper design at the Festival of Wellington in 1961. Bill began designing patterns for Wellington based Ashley Wallpapers before establishing Mason Handprints in the small settlement of Plimmerton on the coast north of Wellington. Bill and his wife Maureen developed an unrivalled heritage in wallpaper design. Bill Mason was extremely talented. He designed the classic dynamic motifs epitomised by the stunning Tosca patterns and perfectly balanced imagery. He made the screens used in the hand printing process and created beautiful repetitious patterns that were characterised by the striking use of colour.

                                  The resulting wallpapers were glamorous, alluring and quite simply beautiful. Bill’s innovative use of colour led to international acclaim and became highly sought after in New Zealand and Australia.

                                  Mason Handprints relocated the print and design workshop to Wairarapa and established a showroom in Wellington’s Marion Street, which later became the first Resene ColorShop.

                                  Bill began to experiment with paint rather than printer dyes and inks. This led to a successful collaboration with Resene. As Bill neared retirement, he sold his business to his friend Tony Nightingale of Resene. Resene continued to expand the original Masons collection into new designs and colourways.

                                  The business operated successfully for a number of years but eventually fashion and décor changed and wallpaper fell out of favour.

                                  Times have changed and with the advance of new paint technologies and a wide-ranging and exciting Resene colour palette, which includes Resene metallic finishes; the Mason range has been reborn.

                                  This collection honours the spirit and integrity of the traditional designs, the craftsmanship of handcrafted screen printing technologies and handpicked Resene colours.

                                  The result is a truly innovative and exciting range which can be tailored to suit your décor.

                                  Treat your interior to the legacy of Mason Handprints and your favourite Resene colours.

                                  PaperHands Print Workshop

                                  Ben and Helen Masters created the PaperHands print workshop in 2009 making unique hand printed wallcoverings. Ben, an artist and interior designer, found creating wallpaper was an exciting way to blend his talents and experience.

                                  Researching the history of wallpaper in New Zealand there was little information to be found but they came across a wonderful small book by Douglas Lloyd-Jenkins about Mason Handprints. The notes and photos inspired their own printing process. With the workshop based on the traditional process, they are excited to help bring these original Mason Handprint papers back to life.

                                  The new Mason Handcrafted Wallpaper collection uses the original Mason screen positives combined with modern Resene paint technology and colours respecting the heritage of the designs while bringing them into today’s world.

                                  PaperHands Print Workshop - Photo A
                                  PaperHands Print Workshop - Photo B
                                  PaperHands Print Workshop - Photo C

                                  Mason wallpaper collection books are available to view at selected Resene ColorShops.

                                  Mason handcrafted wallpaper collection

                                  Choose from a standard colour combination or we can print a Mason handcrafted wallpaper using your favourite Resene colours.

                                  Mason Tosca Swatch - MT01
                                  Mason Tosca MT01
                                  Resene Rice Cake and Resene Half Delta
                                  Mason Tosca Swatch - MT02
                                  Mason Tosca MT02
                                  Resene Nero, Resene FX Pearl Shimmer, Resene Gold Dust
                                  Mason Tosca Swatch - MT03
                                  Mason Tosca MT03
                                  Resene Pure Pewter, Resene Pure Pewter, Resene Nero
                                  Mason Tosca Swatch - MT04
                                  Mason Tosca MT04
                                  Resene Pure Pewter, Resene Pure Pewter, Resene White
                                  Mason Tosca Swatch - MT05
                                  Mason Tosca MT05
                                  Resene Pure Pewter and Resene Inside Back
                                  Mason Tosca Swatch - MT06
                                  Mason Tosca MT06
                                  Resene Half Taupe Grey, Resene FX Pearl Shimmer, Resene Rangoon Green
                                  Mason Tosca Swatch - MT07
                                  Mason Tosca MT07
                                  Resene Rangoon Green and Resene Root Beer
                                  Mason Tosca Swatch - MT08
                                  Mason Tosca MT08
                                  Resene Gold Dust and Resene Half Nocturnal
                                  Mason Tosca Swatch - MT09Mason Tosca MT09
                                  Resene Pure Pewter and Resene Lucky Break
                                  Mason Tosca Swatch - MT10Mason Tosca MT10
                                  Resene Hot Chile and Resene Pioneer Red
                                  Mason Peacocks MP01  swatch
                                  Mason Peacocks MP01
                                  Resene Rice Cake and Resene Bunting
                                  Mason Peacocks MP02 swatch
                                  Mason Peacocks MP02
                                  Resene Nero and Resene Copper Fire
                                  Mason Peacocks MP03 Swatch
                                  Mason Peacocks MP03

                                  Resene Rice Cake and Resene Spark
                                  Mason Peacocks MP04 Swatch
                                  Mason Peacocks MP04

                                  Resene Rangoon Green and Resene Half Delta
                                  Mason Peacocks MP05 Swatch
                                  Mason Peacocks MP05

                                  Resene Pure Pewter and Resene Resolution Blue
                                  Mason Peacocks MP06 Swatch
                                  Mason Peacocks MP06

                                  Resene Hot Chile and Resene Root Beer

                                  Mason Peacocks MP07

                                  Resene Half Taupe Grey and Resene Lima
                                  Mason Cydon Swatch - MC01
                                  Mason Cydon MC01

                                  Resene Pure Pewter and Resene Nero
                                  Mason Plaza Swatch -  MPL01
                                  Mason Plaza MPL01

                                  Resene Bedrock, Resene Half Nocturnal, Resene Rangoon Green
                                  Mason Cydon Swatch - MC02
                                  Mason Cydon MC02

                                  Resene Half Taupe Grey and Resene Double Stack
                                  Mason Plaza Swatch - MPL02
                                  Mason Plaza MPL02
                                  Resene Half Taupe Grey, Resene Rangoon Green, Resene Deep Blush
                                  Mason Cydon Swatch - MC03
                                  Mason Cydon MC03

                                  Resene Bedrock and Resene Rangoon Green
                                  Mson Plaza Swatch - MPL03
                                  Mason Plaza MPL03

                                  Resene Rangoon Green, Resene Inside Back, Resene Bedrock
                                  Mason Plaza Swatch - MPL04
                                  Mason Plaza MPL04

                                  Resene New Denim Blue, Resene Root Beer, Resene Stun
                                  Mason Plaza Swatch - MPL05
                                  Mason Plaza MPL05

                                  Resene Half Taupe Grey, Resene Half Nocturnal, Resene Pure Pewter
                                  Mason Plaza Swatch - MPL06
                                  Mason Plaza MPL06

                                  Resene Gold Dust, Resene Jalapeno, Resene Fuel Yellow
                                  Mason Plaza Swatch - MPL07
                                  Mason Plaza MPL07

                                  Resene Loyal, Resene Root Beer, Resene Oh Behave
                                  Mason Cydon Swatch - MC04
                                  Mason Cydon MC04

                                  Resene Rice Cake and Resene Spanish White

                                  Mason Cydon MC05

                                  Resene New Denim Blue and Resene Orient

                                  Mason Cydon MC06

                                  Resene Loyal and Resene Rangoon Green

                                  Mason Bamboo MBB01

                                  Resene Rangoon Green, Resene Pioneer, Resene Pure Pewter, Resene Stun

                                  Mason Bamboo MBB02

                                  Resene Pure Pewter, Resene Bedrock, Resene Pioneer
                                  Mason Bamboo Swatch - MBB05
                                  Mason Bamboo MBB03

                                  Resene Half Taupe Grey, Resene Half Nocturnal, Resene Pure Pewter
                                  Mason Bamboo Swatch MBB04
                                  Mason Bamboo MBB04

                                  Resene New Denim Blue, Resene Inside Black, Resene Dusted Blue
                                  Mason Bamboo Swatch - MBB05
                                  Mason Bamboo MBB05

                                  Resene Quarter Foggy Grey, Resene Gold Dust, Resene Cuban Tan
                                  Mason Bamboo Swatch - MBB06
                                  Mason Bamboo MBB06

                                  Resene Gold Dust, Resene Orient, Resene Watercourse
                                  Mason Poppies Swatch - MPP01
                                  Mason Poppies MPP01

                                  Resene Nero, Resene White, Resene Bedrock, Resene Gold Dust
                                  Mason Poppies Swatch - MPP02
                                  Mason Poppies MPP02

                                  Resene Hot Chile, Resene Fuel Yellow, Resene Nero, Resene Root Beer
                                  Mason Poppies Swatch - MPP03
                                  Mason Poppies MPP03

                                  Resene Half Taupe Grey, Resene Toto, Resene Galaxy, Resene Red Letter
                                  Mason Poppies Swatch - MPP04
                                  Mason Poppies MPP04

                                  Resene Loyal, Resene Spanish White, Resene Pure Pewter, Resene Stun
                                  Mason Poppies Swatch - MPP05
                                  Mason Poppies MPP05

                                  Resene Rice Cake, Resene Toto, Resene Bedrock, Resene Gold Dust
                                  Mason Poppies Swatch - MPP06
                                  Mason Poppies MPP06

                                  Resene Gold Dust, Resene Oh Behave, Resene Yeehaa, Resene Orient
                                  Mason Cloud Swatch - MCL01
                                  Mason Cloud MCL01

                                  Resene Quarter Foggy Grey and Resene White
                                  Mason Cloud Swatch - MCL02
                                  Mason Cloud MCL02

                                  Resene Rice Cake and Resene Pure Pewter
                                  Mason Cloud Swatch - MCL03
                                  Mason Cloud MCL03

                                  Resene Pure Pewter, Resene Pure Pewter, Resene Half Delta
                                  Mason Cloud Swatch - MCL04
                                  Mason Cloud MCL04

                                  Resene Bedrock and Resene Half Nocturnal
                                  Mason Cloud Swatch - MCL05
                                  Mason Cloud MCL05

                                  Resene Nero and Resene Pure Pewter
                                  Resene Mayfair Swatch - MM01
                                  Mason Mayfair MM01

                                  Resene Rice Cake, Resene Half Delta, Resene Half Nocturnal, Resene Bedrock, Resene Nero
                                  Mason Mayfair Swatch - MM02
                                  Mason Mayfair MM02

                                  Resene Rangoon Green, Resene Lucky Break, Resene Double Stack, Resene Half Nocturnal
                                  Mason Mayfair Swatch - MM03
                                  Mason Mayfair MM03

                                  Resene Pure Pewter, Resene Yeehaa, Resene Orient, Resene Toto, Resene Fuel Yellow

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