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Furnishing fabric - Spring Rain
  • Spring Rain
    Dali, Salvador, born 1904 - died 1989
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Spring Rain

  • Object:

    Furnishing fabric

  • Place of origin:

    USA (produced)

  • Date:

    1950 (produced)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Dali, Salvador, born 1904 - died 1989 (designer)
    Schiffer Prints (manufacturers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hand-printed with vat-dyes

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Schiffer Prints

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Established by Milton Schiffer in 1945, Schiffer Prints was a division of Mil-Art Company Inc. Needing a new initiative to revitalise the company's fortunes after the war, Schiffer invited six architects, designers, and painters to create designs for printed fabrics, some of which were later modified as wallpapers. The Stimulus Collection produced in 1949 included designs by the artist Salivdor Dali, selected because of 'his famed gifts of color and craftsmanship', which are reflected in Spring Rain's vividly coloured geometric raindrops. The New York Times described the Stimulus Collection as 'Unquestionably the most brilliant single collection of all modern prints introduced since the war'. Dali also designed fabrics for Welsey Simpson (1944), curtains and drapes for Sterling (1949), rugs for Mohawk (1952) and ties for McCurach (1944).

Physical description

Furnishing fabric, hand-printed with vat-dyes, for the 'Stimulus' collection of Schiffer Prints, New York.

Place of Origin

USA (produced)


1950 (produced)


Dali, Salvador, born 1904 - died 1989 (designer)
Schiffer Prints (manufacturers)

Materials and Techniques

Hand-printed with vat-dyes

Marks and inscriptions


Width: 4.2 ft, Length: 6.4 ft

Descriptive line

printed, 1950, USA; Dali, Salvador for Schiffer Prints. "Spring Rain"






Textiles; Interiors


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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