Meet the Maker behind Chez Shea
Meet Shea Prasad behind the quirky and colourful brand Chez Shea (shay-shay)
Known for her distinctive, hand-dyed, and almost trippy patterns, get to know how Shea transforms age-old techniques into incredible wallpapers and fabrics.
Paper-dyeing for wrapping Christmas presents was a family tradition in Shea’s home growing up. Since she was 6 years old, this craft of orizomé has brought Shea great joy.
Years later, after leaving a corporate career, Shea returned to the paper-dyeing she learned as a child and continued improving her skills. But these vibrant beauties were too good not to share with others, so began Chez Shea.
Orizomé is an age-old Japanese craft of folding and dyeing paper with an original purpose for covering boxes. The original art pieces are extremely delicate and can easily be ripped and destroyed. Shea has elevated this traditional art form into distinctive, colourful and intricate patterns for interiors.
Chez Shea holds a wabi-sabi philosophy, allowing the process to guide the aesthetic. Colour bleeding is native to this hand-crafted art form, providing a distinct look whilst telling the story of its creation and maker.
“Beautiful results come when I create without any care for the end result. I can fold and dye for hours watching each design bleed, develop, and unfold in front of my eyes. No single pattern is ever exactly the same, which is what I love about this art.”
“My wish is to inspire interior designers to look differently at the hand-dyed aesthetic they have come to know.”
Shea’s first collection of digital wallpaper designs was coastally-inspired with her second collection being Asian-inspired, and has since been joined by a fabric line offered on multiple grounds. And just so you know… Chez Shea is “alive and changeable”, with the opportunity to collaborate with Shea for customisation, your personalised interior is so close we can almost taste it!
Check out her full collection here.