Aff444 1950’s Again!

I spent some time thinking about the purpose of pattern decoration and in looking back over the three decades that are of particular interest to me and which form the core of mid-century design. My particular interest is the relatively small-scale patterns that I refer to as fast repeats. There was no better period, in my view, then the 1950s for exploiting this idea and, although I have no wish to return to that time for patterns today, I do think that paying a visit will produce some interesting and stylish designs that to many people will appear new.

The other nice thing is that they very much fall into the category of Belle Epoque 2 that I have been developing and so there will follow, hopefully, a short period of 1950s inspired patterns. I hope these will be suitable as fashion patterns and also for soft furnishings and wall coverings within the home.

To begin, this design looks very much like the 1950s in both the shapes used for the motif and the colouring. I saw it primarily as a fashion fabric and I may well put it with the styles that I intend to use with Redbubble to produce both fashion and homewares goods.

If you wish, you can also see larger versions of this and, of course, my other designs and patterns for interiors on my Flickr page, a link to which is here.

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

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