1950s Sofa Fabric Design

Mid-century inspired pattern

1950s Sofa Fabric Design

Mid-century inspired pattern

1950s Sofa Fabric Design Swatch

After the Second World War had ended people began to pick up the threads of their lives and turned back to the designs and patterns that had been popular pre-war. The talented new designers that were to transform 50s and 60s patterns had yet to emerge from the universities and colleges and so many good designers have been lost in the hostilities.

In the United Kingdom, the 1950s was a time of celebration and hope but, amongst the shortages, it began by utilising styles and patterns that had been produced before the war although these began to be modified to reflect the hopes and aspirations of the new decade.

This small set represents a 1950s style British sofa made in the traditional style and using whatever materials the manufacturer could find. It uses a traditional small scale pattern in a bright colour to show off the form and dimensions of the furniture. At that time, this would probably have been an expensive fabric; indeed, furniture itself was at a premium since raw materials were in short supply and continued to be so throughout the decade.

This 3D model and this fabric surface design were created specifically for a 1950s-style room set which is currently under construction and which I hope to bring to you shortly.

As ever, you can also see larger versions of this and, of course, my other designs and patterns on my fabulous and ever-growing Flickr page which is here.

About Mike
I design and create 3D interiors and mid-century inspired surface patterns

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