John Line & Sons, 1951
This wallpaper was designed by Diana Armfield and Roy Passano, and was manufactured by John Line and Sons in 1951. In the 1950s, wallpapers with abstract geometric patterns in bright colours gave a modern feel to British homes. However, more traditional designs were also popular. This wallpaper uses Regency-inspired stripes and Victorian-inspired floral patterns to create a more traditional look. These sorts of designs were especially fashionable at the higher end of the market in the 1950s.
screen printed wallpaper
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de Joia, Roberta (ed). A Popular Art: British Wallpapers 1930-1960 (Exhibition Catalogue). London: Middlesex University Press, 1989.