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Viennese Trees

Austrian/German, circa 1920s

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.

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.

Imperial Measurements: Repeat 19 inches, width 18½ 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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