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Le Module

  • Object:

    Wallpaper

  • Place of origin:

    Italy (made)

  • Date:

    2002 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Grandi, Diego (designer)
    Sirpi SpA (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Printed paper; cellulose and polyester fabric

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Sirpi Spa

  • Museum number:

    E.935-2002

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case MB3H, shelf 8

This collection of wallcoverings, designed by Diego Grandi and manufactured by Sirpi s.p.a in Italy, was inspired by some of the interior design plans by the Modernist architect Le Corbusier. The wallpaper designs are named after various architectural schemes by Le Corbusier. The patterns themselves are characterised by subtle geometric or abstract forms. The papers are designed to be hung in a grid format, hence the title of the collection. They are made of TNT, a non-woven fabric of cellulose and polyester, designed for durability and resistance to damp. The collections offers an interesting instance of a contemporary wallpaper designer using historical precedents in the applied arts as a source of inspiration and combining this with new wallpaper production technology, and the innovative application of the designs in the home, as well as workplaces and public buildings. The pattern book interleaves samples of the papers themselves with photographs of the papers hung in domestic room sets and in commercial settings – the text especially recommends these papers for otherwise ‘neutral’ waiting rooms and ‘anonymous’ public spaces and ‘non-locations’ such as hotels.

Physical description

Wallpaper pattern book; papers made of TNT, a non-woven fabric of cellulose and polyester. Wallpaper samples are interleaved with photographs of the papers hung in domestic room sets and in commercial settings. The designs named after Le Corbusier architectural schemes and characterised by subtle geometric or abstract forms.

Place of Origin

Italy (made)

Date

2002 (made)

Artist/maker

Grandi, Diego (designer)
Sirpi SpA (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Printed paper; cellulose and polyester fabric

Descriptive line

'Le Module', wallpaper pattern book designed by Diego Grandi and issued by Sirpi Spa, Italy, 2002

Materials

Paper; Polyester; Cellulose

Techniques

Printing

Categories

Wall coverings; Pattern books

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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