Ai215 Fishscales

A classic midcentury surfacepattern

A classic midcentury surfacepattern

This is another classic pattern that emulates the scales of fish and appears, not just in fabric, but on the surfaces of houses, in nature, and in many other places.

As the pattern of tiles on a roof, this must be an age old design but, like all good designs, it had its day in the midcentury and is still in use today. Because of its simplicity, it was never a highly popular choice for fabric but it was, and I suppose always has been, a standard design to fall back on.

However, even though it is quite old and apparently simple, it can be used with great success and here I have teamed it with a lovely British Standard midcentury Reef Red to create a fabric design for upholstery and as a furnishing fabric it looks very nice and brings out the shape and form of the furniture.

The perennial fishscale pattern is very versatile and can be used in a variety of colours and sizes (and shapes yes, you can distort it) to produce a wealth of surface patterns.

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

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