I am a designer with multiple talents.
I design and manufacture luxury wallpapers.
I restore historical buildings
I teach and give workshops.
I do bespoke art for many different customers.
I was trained by doing a full painters apprenticeship. I spent 9 years of training and working with my craft untill I had to challenge myself and grow in knowledge and techniques. I became a professional buisness painters teacher and worked with many hundreds of painters students during 9 challenging years of teaching in patterns, modern painting techniques, color theory, colormatch, trendspotting and historical painting techniques. Meanwhile I studied to become a decorative painter as well as a diploma painter.
Teaching is amazing! I recieve hundred times more than I give - every student is a gift for me. Through teaching I become a better crafts woman and understand my craft in the context of today. The way my students interpret any given challenge is opening my eyes to the amazing oppourtunities we have as a danish and international painters society.
We must show the world, that the art of painting as a craftsman is still relevant and developing as modern technology gives us new opportunities which we can combine with traditional craftsmanship.
2009 was an important year for me as I became self-employed and was admitted at Salon - the association of the finest Master Painters in the world.
At the same time I was employed at the higher education of painting professions.
For 4 years I was part time selfemployed restoring historical buildings and part time educating the elite of professional danish painters. This was a wonderful time for me, and I grew as a teacher as well as a crafts woman.
The word about my work spread among danish architechts, customers, clients, network ect. and I was hired to restore and decorate many beautiful historical manors for high end customers.
Especially one job made me realize that I would have to concentrate on my buisness to be able to give my customers the best service and the highest quality of craftsmanship.
2012 was the year of commitment and buisness. I quit teaching, created the company/brand Zilmers and launched my first handmade wallpaper collection.
I spend hours of bringing my ideas to life as a full time wallpaper designer!
Every week I wake up with new ideas of combining ancient patterns with modern coloration - to simplify detailed techniques and interpret the skills of master craftsmen from around the world.
Wallpaper is the perfect way to play with patterns, to combine old with new and to experiment with new ideas. This is why I have specialised in wallpaper.
My skills have opened doors in some of the most extraordinary buildings in Denmark as well as foreign countries.
I have been invited to exhibit my wallpapers in Bergamo, Versailles, Hamburg, Tokyo, Lecce, Shanghai, Sct. Petersburg and Copenhagen.
My work springs from a deep desire to keep the finest traditions of craftsmanship alive - and to use age-old techniques to create objects of beauty with contemporary relevance.
I am so thankful for every adventure, every exhibition, every press coverage, every kind word, every customer, every student, every teacher, every like, every supporter....
But most of all I am thankful for my skills as a master painter!
My gift is to create decorations for the most spectacular and beautiful buildings around the world.
Louis Poulsen HQ
Gammel Estrup Manor Museum
Day Birger et Mikkelsen
Salon, Aarhus - Denmark
Salon, Lecce - Italy
Salon, Versailles - France
Salon, Hamburg - Germany
IFFT Tokyo - Japan
Salon, Tokyo - Japan
Danish Pulse, Shanghai - China
Salon, Lecce - Italy
The Time Is Now, Copenhagen - Denmark
Northmodern, Copenhagen Denmark
Reframing Danish Design, CPH - Denmark