WantedDesign has commissioned Walala to permanently reinvent the facade of a seven-storey historic building in Brooklyn’s Industry City creative hub. At 40m high, the project will be both her biggest New York commission and her tallest building to date.
Currently housing a number of design studios spanning various disciplines, the Sunset Park building is an important venue for NYCxDESIGN, with a different artist invited to create work in the space for the festival each year.
Known for her large-scale murals and playful interactive installations, Walala translates the design from an A4 sheet into a 40m. The new face of the building was revealed on the opening day of WantedDesign Brooklyn.
The artist has left her mark all over the world, unleashing her bold colours and graphic patterns everywhere from cafés in Melbourne to hotels in Mauritius.