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.
Orchid Vine has been identified by the Musée des
Arts Decoratif at the Louvre as very likely the work of Dagobert Peche,
who dominated the Wiener Werkstätte from 1913 until his death in
1923. Peche is chiefly associated with stylized vegetation
patterns, and the elongated lancet-shaped leaves and sinuous curves of
Orchid Vine are typical of his "magic flowers," which are always
distant abstractions of their natural predecessors.
This pattern is licensed to Adelphi Paper
Hangings by the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian
Repeat: 26¾ inches
Width: 21¾ inches
Multiple drop; three panel
The historic colorway shown above is triple width;
alternative colorways are single width.