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Orchid Vine

Austrian circa 1911-1920

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


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.
Orchid Vine has been identified by the Musée des Arts Decoratif at the Louvre as very likely the work of Dagobert Peche, who dominated the Wiener Werkstätte from 1913 until his death in 1923. Peche is chiefly associated with stylized vegetation patterns, and the elongated lancet-shaped leaves and sinuous curves of Orchid Vine are typical of his “magic flowers,” which are always distant abstractions of their natural predecessors.

Imperial Measurements: Repeat 26 ½ inches, width 21 ¼ inches, length 11 yards, multiple drop; three panel.

Metric Measurements: 67cm, 54 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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