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Armfield, Diana,1951
Passano, Roy,
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.

Object Number

SW2080

screen printed wallpaper


height: 200mm
width: 255mm

Further Reading

Oman, Charles C., and Jean Hamilton. Wallpapers: An International History and Illustrated Survey from the Victoria and Albert Museum. New York: Abrams, 1982.
Page 276

de Joia, Roberta (ed). A Popular Art: British Wallpapers 1930-1960 (Exhibition Catalogue). London: Middlesex University Press, 1989.

Design

Flowers
plants
   > Leaves
Geometric
   > Stripes

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