A Mid-Century Flowered Fabric


if there is one thing that characterizes the mid-century, at least in so far as the UK is concerned, it is the use of the stylized flower.

This is a design of flowers using nice, simple mid-century colors against a dark background.  For those that are interested, the background is marble green, created as a fabric using Filter Forge, while the flowers are in canary, marigold and parakeet, all of which are from the British Standard for colours which would have been in use at the time.

On previous occasions I have used a model from Daz Studio and applied the pattern as a texture to the dress.  I have never been particularly happy with the result which, in my opinion, looks to have less than the realism which I would like.  Despite the new Iray renderer I have still been unable to obtain a realistic looking image and so I have shown the pattern as a length of material on our Flickr page.  One of the advantages of using 3D is being able to show how a pattern looks when applied to an object, be it human or architectural.  In my view this takes the pattern makers art beyond that of just creating designs on paper to seeing how they can be used in a real life situation.

You can also see larger versions of this and our other work on our Flickr page which is here.

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

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