A 1960s Upholstery Design

Some patterns, even those intended for furnishing, are fascinating because they instantly seem to be flexible and to have a variety of uses.

This particular design is a simple one notable because it is asymmetric, I call it ‘one petal’. Right from the outset I intended to use this as an upholstery material and, unusually for me, I decided to make the design in both blue and black.

Using the very simple furniture set in Cinema 4D I was able to show the transition in design that occurred during the 1960s in the UK. Initially furniture patterns tended to be small or dark motifs which were intended to be anything but eye-catching. As the 1960s progressed designs became more prominent and were intended to be seen as designs rather than simple decoration.

On our Flickr page, a link to the page is here, you can see larger versions showing both the design as a small repeat and a large repeat which shows how patterns progressed during that decade.

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

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