Triangular Midcentury

mid-century inspired surface pattern

Triangular Midcentury

mid-century inspired surface pattern

Triangular Mid-century Swatch

Triangles are a very old shape having been used to produce patterns since people first began the process of decoration.

Although mid-century cannot claim to be the first to use this pattern, nor can it claim to be the first to use this pattern extensively, it is certainly true that mid-century designers enjoyed using the triangle and also knew what a pleasant and useful shape it was.

This pattern, which will probably one day become a wallpaper, uses triangles in a very 1950s way by ‘hanging’ them vertically. This produces a pattern which shows the dimensions of the wall and also tends to take the eye to anything embodied in the wall, in this case a window with a nice view of a garden outside.

The colours used are taken from the British Standard palette in use at the time and these give the wallpaper a very mid-century look. The wall containing the doors out onto the patio has been painted in a simple mimosa colour while I have kept the floor covering that I have always used with this set. The result is a bright room that takes and responds well to sunlight having a warm, peaceful ambience.

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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