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.
Viennese Trees clearly shows the influence of the
Wiener Werkstätte, although it is likely designed by Joseph
Hillerbrand, who taught at the State School of Applied Art in
Munich. Strongly influenced by Dagobert Peche in Vienna,
Hillerbrand's designs often used simplified geometric shapes and fine
lines to suggest natural forms, highlighted on flat color
grounds. Adelphi's Viennese Trees is a particularly fine
example of how Hillerbrand used these simple elements to achieve a
subtle but striking design.
This pattern is licensed to Adelphi Paper
Hangings by the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian
Repeat: 19½ inches
Width: 18½ inches
The historic colorway shown above is double width;
alternative colorways are single width.