1950s Wallpaper Design Ai252

A 1950s wall paper design

I love the 1950s wallpaper, the designs are so fresh and modern and quite unlike anything that had gone before or, for that matter, anything that came after.

This wallpaper design could only be from the 1950s and this sort of pattern appeared a lot in various incarnations to grace the walls of the new houses that were built following the end of the Second World War. For authenticity the colours for this design come from the palette created by the British Standard Institute in the 1950s. And so I can safely say that the colours are authentic although, it has to be said, not all wallpaper manufacturers followed these particular colours.

The design is bold and fresh and is shown here at quite a large scale which would have been alarming and quite alien to pre-war tastes. However, designs like this found favour because they were new and represented the feeling of the new start which characterised the, it has to be said, rather austere early years of that decade.

The design was created in Adobe Illustrator while the image was rendered using the Showcase set in Cinema 4D with just three items of contemporary furniture that I created some time back.

A full size image is on my Flickr page which is here.

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

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