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Viennese Trees
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Austrian/German circa 1920s
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.

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 Institution.

Repeat: 19½ inches
Width: 18½ inches
Straight Match

The historic colorway shown above is double width; alternative colorways are single width.