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Gothic Screen
wall covering

manufactured by Cole & Son Ltd, about 1955

This wallpaper was produced for manufacturer Cole & Son Ltd. in about 1955. This gothic-style lattice-work pattern uses bright colours that were popular with British consumers in the 1950s. The wallpaper was screen –printed and was fairly expensive. It would have been particularly popular with design-conscious consumers at this time. This wallpaper inspired a Sonic Wallpaper piece based on the sounds of churches and swimming pools. Click the ‘more’ tab to listen to the Sonic Wallpaper audio piece.

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Colour screen printed wallpaper.

height: 410mm
width: 570mm

Further Reading

Sonic Wallpaper Project sounds on Sound Cloud

The Museum of Domestic Design & Architecture blog

wall covering - Gothic Screen