Back In The 1950s

1950s and midcentury inspired fabric pattern

Back In The 1950s Cushions

1950s and midcentury inspired fabric pattern

Back In The 1950s Curtains

1950s and midcentury inspired fabric pattern

Back In The 1950s Swatch

The 1950s was a great time of experimentation and of the transferring and infusion of ideas from one branch of art to another.

Here we have what would hopefully pass without a second glance as a 1950s pattern and one that would have appeared in rooms throughout the UK. I have used this pattern before as a sticky plastic on tables but it deserves much more than this and so I have at last been able to use it as a fabric design in its own right for both curtains and cushions.

The background colour is mid-century brass from the British Standard of the time while the other colours used are contemporary hues, too. I did try this with various other backgrounds but nothing else seemed to have the same impact or to look as nice.

As both cushions and curtaining, the pattern creates interest and is certainly eye-catching although it is far from being obtrusive and I think it would make a good fabric for today. I believe, and I have said this many times, that the 1950s in particular is about due for a revival of interest.

As ever, you can also see larger versions of this and my other work 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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