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Wallpaper

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    early 1970s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Biba (manufacturers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Screenprint on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Abigail Bosanquet

  • Museum number:

    E.659-1999

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, room 514a, case SH, shelf 27, box BOX3

Biba, set up in 1963 by designer Barbara Hulanicki, and her husband John Fitz Simon as a mail order boutique, eventually expanded its product range to include interiors and furnishings, as well as lifestyle accessories. Several wallpapers were produced in the same muted mauves, purples, pinks and browns that were typical of the fashions. The designs were heavily influenced by Art Nouveau styles and patterns.

Physical description

Unused roll of wallpaper printed with a striped pattern with stylised floral motifs in shades of peach/buff

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

early 1970s (made)

Artist/maker

Biba (manufacturers)

Materials and Techniques

Screenprint on paper

Dimensions

Width: 55.8 cm

Descriptive line

Roll of Biba wallpaper, early 1970s

Production Note

Reason For Production: Retail

Categories

Wall coverings

Production Type

Mass produced

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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