Slipping quietly into a Japanese tea house hidden within the towering skyscrapers of Tokyo, you long to escape the hustle and bustle of the city for a little while. Bamboo cladding and minimalist paper lines the walls, and you wander over to a small wooden table and take a seat by the window, the aroma of tea inviting you to stay awhile to recharge from a hectic day. Your tea arrives in the reassuringly ubiquitous black cast iron pot, and as you inhale the steam, your eyes skim the room, and your whole body slowly unwinds. Pausing a second to take in the beautiful yet simplistic Shibui wallpaper, you feel reconnected to the natural world, miles away from the hectic city outside.
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Shibui is known for its subtlety and unobtrusiveness. The metallic shades and white tones of Shibui wallpaper merge to create tactility that you have to reach out and touch. Run your fingers over each concertina, fumbling for the fold, for something that connects you to nature. As your eyes explore the time-aged paper, a sense of nostalgia creeps in. Is it the remains of an ancient treasure map or a tattered, treasured love letter you can’t bear to throw away?
Paper is symbolic of hope and anticipation. Of all that could be written, and everything that already has. Paper is a memory of the tree that once stood tall, a poem hastily scrawled. There’s something so much more personal about getting a hand-written letter from a friend rather than a dashed-off text message. It’s meaningful and permanent. Shibui wallpaper by Mind The Gap is evocative of all these things. Its simplicity takes your mind on a journey, reconnecting you to the world.
Mind The Gap’s home is in Transylvania! Did you ever meet anyone from Transylvania in real life? They’re a group of talented artists inspired by the melting pot of crafts and traditions typical of their mystical homeland. As well as their amazing luxury wallpapers the team creates beautiful fabrics, furniture and home accessories. They say: “We are creators of moods, stories and lifestyles. With love for comfort.”
- Material: heavyweight non-woven FSC certified paper
- Dimensions: 3 rolls of wallpaper, each measuring W0.52m x L3m
- Sample dimensions: A4, 30cm x 21cm
- Coverage: up to 4.65 sqm
- Pack size: 3 rolls
- Product information:
- print method: surface printed
- hanging method: paste the wall
- pattern repeat: 77.5cm
- the wallpaper is made of 3 different rolls to give maximum repeat variation
- Usage: indoor use only
- Our product meets environmental regulations and is manufactured to our quality assurance requirements
- Origins: manufactured in Transylvania
Delivery & Returns
Postage & delivery
We aim to post your order out same day if placed before 1 pm Monday to Friday, otherwise, it’ll be the next working day.*
We have four levels of postage:*
Standard Royal Mail 48
FREE in the UK 3-5 working days
Royal Mail 1st Class Tracked
£2.99 1-3 working days
DPD Express Delivery
From £5.99 1 working day
Click & Collect From Store (Leeds) – Next Day Delivery
Free next day delivery if ordered before 1pm Monday to Thursday
*Except on wallpaper and made to order products which can have slightly longer lead times. Where this applies to a product, it will show the specific information in bold under the ‘Add to Basket’ button on the individual product’s page.
Find out about deliveries outside the UK. Please note that our electrical products including switches, sockets and light fittings are only suitable for countries where the mains supply is between 220 and 240 volts. If you’re unsure, check with an electrician.
We offer a straight-forward returns policy.
If you’re not 100% happy with your order send it back within 60 days for a refund.
The item must be unused and in it’s original, undamaged packing.
Read our full returns & refunds policy.
Custom and bespoke orders are not eligible to return for a refund.
If your item is faulty, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will fix it, or send out a replacement.