Early Midcentury Wallpaper

The 1950s saw an explosion of design much of which was based on the various modern art movements prevalent at the time.

This was something that seemed new and it captured both the designers and the public’s imagination. The 1950s in particular saw the rise of several very inventive and innovative designers in the UK and Western Europe who took surface pattern design to new heights.

In particular, the works of artists such as Wassily Kandinsky influenced pattern design in new and exciting ways and produced the type of design but I have tried to create here. These designs were ahead of their time and were not, I believe, taken up by the general public although now, with the resurgence of interest in mid-century decorative ideas, the time may well be right for a revival.

I have used the design, which is quite a light paper, on the window wall of the apartment that I use and I have coloured the walls red and made the curtains darker. The effect of this is to produce a very fine, vibrant and exciting room.

As ever, you can also see larger versions of all these images and more 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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