1950’s Pattern For Cushions


One thing that I really like doing is making patterns from the early part of the mid-century era, that is from the 1950s.

Following the Second World War there was an explosion of talent from designers and in the euphoria and hope of the early 1950s much experimental work was done. This pattern is similar to one of the types of pattern that was produced at that time and is shown here in a rather simpler form to be used as a covering for cushions. I have used a simple form of the pattern in order to make this more acceptable to modern tastes and to produce a retro look which will sit well on a modern sofa in a modern room.

However I have not done this with the colour and the three colours used, bottle green, Pacific blue and poppy red, are all colours from the British Standard colours in use at the time. Although these colours are perhaps a little bold, I believe that they reflect modern tastes and will be perfect to use to create accent colours.

I have used Redbubble cushions and if you would like to see this design used as cushions then you can do so by clicking here. Also, you can 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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