G . F Smith has announced that the world’s favourite colour is a rich teal hue, named Marrs Green. Some 30,000 people voted for their favourite colour from a selection of public submissions, as part of a major global survey conducted by the paper company.
Submitted by survey participant Annie Marrs – who said she was inspired by the blue, grey and green tones of the River Tay that surround her home in Scotland – Marrs Green has been added to G . F Smith’s Colorplan paper range and is available for use by designers, brands and individuals via their website.
To celebrate the launch, G . F Smith has curated the exhibition ‘Paper City’ – a showcase of beautiful and inspiring installations, that will be on display across a number of locations in Hull. Eight leading creatives were each invited to create inventive paper displays for the occasion.
On show until 9 July, pieces include Colourplan furniture by Max Lamb, who has used stacks of standardised stock paper sizes and weights to create his angular designs; a giant paper codfish sculpture by Lazerian celebrates Hull’s fishing industry as well as it’s famous fish and chips, while a colourful paper tapestry by Made Thought integrates the new Marrs Green stock.
Adam Holloway’s organic paper sculpture demonstrates how paper can be made into fluid forms, and a floor-based installation of cut and folded paper by Jacqueline Poncelet uses the full Colourplan range. In an old smoke house, Bethan Laura Wood has created paper seaweed from laminated papers; Joanna Sands has conjured a series of curved paper tiles that snake across the floor, while Richard Woods’ architectural-scale graphic brickwork interventions can be found along Humber Street.
Also on Humber Street, visitors will find a pop-up shop selling a range of customised classic British products saturated in the new Marrs Green hue. Tokyo Bike, Anglepoise, Sunspel, Cambridge Satchel Company, H Furniture, Richard Brendon and Plain Pins have all contributed products to the shop which will be transferred to G . F Smith’s London Show Space from July 12.