Pihlgren ja Ritola is a traditional wallpaper manufacturer with a one-of-a-kind, historical collection of wallpaper designs from the late 19th century to the 1970's. We've been in business since 1930, so craftsmanship and tradition is in our nature. We believe that creating a truly expressive wallpaper takes a little effort, so for us, paint and paper is the way to go - as it’s been for decades.
Our collection features a wide selection of different styles. Classic, revival-style wallpapers as well as delicate mid-century modern designs, and colourful designs of the 1960's and 1970's. Most of our current collections have been in production continuously for decades and are yet widely celebrated in contemporary interiors. Our flagship collection, Designer Collection, features exclusive designs from the most renowned Finnish designers of the 1950's, and has the signature features of the mid-century Scandinavian designs.
We print our papers with mid-century machinery, which employs an old surface-printing technique called rotary printing. The printing rollers are mostly original and handmade, so the impression they make is vivid and highly unique. Before every batch, our skilled craftsmen mix the colours by hand using cellulose starch, water and pigments. This has everything to do with the variety and depth of the designs, which is something you don’t come by every day.