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Sunflowers

French circa 1930

This pattern is licensed to Adelphi Paper Hangings by the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Description

Adelphi’s 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.

The sharp diagonal breaks in the background of Adelphi’s Sunflowers suggests how the Constructivist art movement influenced Deco design. By an unknown designer, this bold design of large stylized flowers is somewhat reminiscent of Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann floral patterns, but the palette of yellow, red and metallic gold is entirely different.

Imperial Measurements: Repeat 19½ inches, width 18½ inches, length 11 yards, half-drop match.

Metric Measurements: 49.5 cm, 47 cm.

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Samples

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Pattern Reproduction

Color choices for our patterns are not limited to those shown.

All Adelphi patterns can be custom colored to better acknowledge the paper's context. Additional lead time is required for all custom work.

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