Early-Twentieth Century Collection draws on the work and influence of
the Wiener Werkstätte in Vienna and the French Moderne movement--later
known as Art Deco--two of the most influential design schools of the
century. Designers in Vienna and in Paris inspired and influenced a
generation of designers throughout Europe and the United States, who
created a huge variety of patterns that combine fantastic organic and
geometric forms with a vibrant color palette.
L'Oiseau Moderne is illustrated in an
advertisement by its American importer, W.H.S. Lloyd Company, in the
March 1930 issue of The House Beautiful. The
spectacular animated bird amidst the swirling, stylized foliage, along
with the bold use of yellow and black, highlighted with gold metallic
paint, epitomizes the most exuberant Deco style.
This pattern is licensed to Adelphi Paper
Hangings by the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian
Repeat: 23¾ inches
Width: 18¾ inches
Half Drop Match
The historic colorway shown above is double width;
alternative colorways are single width.