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Mid-century floorcovering (lino)

This is a mid-century inspired lino which is shown in what could be my new kitchen still in the course of construction.

Linoleum or oilcloth as it was also called was a staple floor covering in mid-century times and still exists to this day. It is durable, easy to clean and can be had in a variety of colours and patterns. After the dreary and somewhat dingy rooms of the 1940s it was a pleasure for new house owners in the 1950s and 60s to decorate their rooms in bright and cheerful colours.

The sitting rooms in the house tended to be restrained but the kitchen was an area that could be filled with colour as, to a certain extent, was the bathroom which also received treatment with lino.

This partially constructed kitchen with just its units, awaiting the cooker, is a perfect place to show the new floor covering and I hope over the next few months to show other mid-century inspired linoleum patterns. The set was constructed in Cinema 4D and the pattern created in Adobe Illustrator.

For those interested, the colours in the pattern are mid-century ones from the British Standard range of colours: crimson (or cherry), black and blue grey while the background is lovely cygnet.

About Mike
I design and create 3D interiors and mid-century inspired surface patterns

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