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 flowing marine design of Starfish is typical
of those mass-marketed in Parisian department stores, beginning around
1910. The use of silver metallic paint for the starfish and other
design elements, against a gray ground and among the warm red fronds
creates a calm, otherworldly effect despite the boldness of the design.
This pattern is licensed to Adelphi Paper
Hangings by the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian
Repeat: 23½ inches
Width: 18½ inches
Half Drop Match
The historic colorway shown above is double width;
alternative colorways are single width.