Small Scale Fabric

Mid-century inspired pattern

Small Scale Fabric

Mid-century inspired pattern

Small Scale Fabric Swatch

Before the war, at least in the United Kingdom, patterns were invariably used at a fairly small-scale and involved often single motifs.

This trend continued after the war although it was during the late 1960s and early 1970s that designers began to produce patterns designed for a much larger scale particularly where the pattern was intended for use as wallpaper.

That trend has continued through the decades but it is a trend that can always be reversed and history tells us that the designs from our past frequently come round to beautify our homes in the future. This particular pattern is a complex one and it was designed from the outset to be used at a small scale.

Wallpaper, at this scale, would never be acceptable and so the design was translated to the way that it would look as fabric and I have used it on the curtains and cushions in one of my standard sets. The effect is quite striking and produces a pattern which emboldens the visitor to look more carefully to see how the effect is produced. I really was quite genuinely surprised at how good the fabric looked as both curtaining and for cushions and I was pleased at the final result of this pattern.

You can, should you wish, 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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