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Bistro

Page From a Wallpaper Sample Book
1955 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Additional TitleSample from the 'Palladio Wallpapers' pattern book (generic title)
Materials and Techniques
Colour screenprint
Brief Description
'Bistro' from Palladio Wallpapers sample book, 1955.
Physical Description
Wallpaper sample
Dimensions
  • Size of volume height: 50.3cm
  • Size of volume width: 50.5cm
Credit line
Given by Arthur Sanderson & Sons Ltd.
Subjects depicted
Summary
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.
Collection
Accession Number
E.444:75-1988

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record createdMarch 4, 2003
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