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French circa 1920-1930


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.

Grille is from Adelphi’s archive; although printed by a well known French firm its designer is unknown. The pattern shows how a straightforward grid (French grille) can be transformed as an Art Deco design. By using undulating lines, adding whimsical “bubbles,” and using metallic bronze with a palette of vibrant colors, the result is anything but an ordinary geometric grid.

Imperial Measurements: Repeat 19 ¾ inches, width 18 ½ inches, length 11 yards, straight match.

Metric Measurements: 49.5 cm, 47 cm, 10 m.



Samples are available for all Adelphi Paper Hangings patterns. Standard pattern samples are 12 inches by 23 inches and are available for $15. for each pattern. Small samples, business envelope size, are available on request, at no charge (limited to 10 per customer).

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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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