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Page from a wallpaper sample book - Bistro
  • Bistro
    Wallpaper Manufacturers Ltd - Lightbown Aspinall branch
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Bistro

  • Object:

    Page from a wallpaper sample book

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1955 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Wallpaper Manufacturers Ltd - Lightbown Aspinall branch (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour screenprint

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Arthur Sanderson & Sons Ltd.

  • Museum number:

    E.444:75-1988

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, room 514a, case SH, shelf 5

Wallpapers fell out of fashion during the vogue for Modernist architecture and design.The Palladio range was designed in the 1950s to bring wallpaper back into the interiors of public and private modern buildings. Designs such as the Bistro pattern were suitable for cafés, coffee bars and restaurants, as well as the domestic kitchen-diner. It reflected the new interest in holidays abroad and in foreign food and wine.

Physical description

Wallpaper sample

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

1955 (made)

Artist/maker

Wallpaper Manufacturers Ltd - Lightbown Aspinall branch (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Colour screenprint

Dimensions

Height: 50.3 cm size of volume, Width: 50.5 cm size of volume

Descriptive line

'Bistro' from Palladio Wallpapers sample book, 1955

Materials

Printing ink

Techniques

Printing

Subjects depicted

Fishing boats; Café; Bars

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Wall coverings; Eating

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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