A (Very) Mid-century Lino

A Mid-century Lino

Lino, or linoleum, was a very popular product in the mid-century houses having gained popularity from pre-war years for its longevity and ease of cleaning.

In fact, a visitor from the present-day, would be surprised at how much linoleum was in use both in the home and in commercial premises. In the early years of the decade patterns tended to resemble those from pre-war years and these were seen as cheerful patterns that could be used to show the size and space in a room or hallway. Later in the decade lino, along with other fabrics and household furnishings, received considerable treatment at the hands of designers. I have already produced some mid-century lino but this is an area that I hope to visit again shortly.

Ease of cleaning for both minor and major domestic issues made lino a popular choice for household hallways, bathrooms and kitchens. The illustration above shows my mid-century kitchen set with a lino floor that uses a very standard and extremely popular pattern. This pattern, and patterns like it, give a room a clean and precise look emphasising the dimensional and creating what appears as a large floor area. For this reason patterns like this were very popular and, if you look carefully, you will find that this, and similar designs, are still on sale today and are still fulfilling the same purpose.

This set, and all the objects and materials in it, were created by me in Cinema 4D with the exception of the copper texture and the glass both of which come from Maxon.

A large version of this 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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