New In! 50s Line Wallpaper.

12 May

Print: Herbes. Colour: Cocktail

The Whitworth Gallery shop is happy to announce the debut of Little Greene Paint Company’s new 50s Line Wallpaper available to order instore now!

This collection of papers is another chapter in Little Greene’s ongoing restoration of the best, yet often forgotten, wallpaper designs of the past. The eight patterns are drawn from original 1950s designs found in the extensive wallpaper archive at  Whitworth Art Gallery, and the collection is named in honour of the wallpaper manufacturer who commissioned the original designers, John Line & Sons.

The Collection includes the ‘Herbes’ print;  inspiration for this pattern is a wallpaper from the 1955 book ‘Contemporary Designs’. Originally a very ‘busy’ paper, much of the background has been removed to give more presence to the floral motifs and their beautiful simplicity. The colours are drawn from archive documentation of the era, in addition to a chic, pared-down black and white interpretation.

Print: Hampstead. Colour: Ink.

From the hand-printed ‘Apsley Collection’ by John Line & Sons comes the bold and graphic ‘Hampstead’. This popular print features a relaxed interpretation of an urban Hampstead scene and is attributed to designer Els Calvetti. All the line detail is retained and even the original colourways of grey and blue have been accurately recreated for the 21st Century interior.

The full 50s Line Print sample book is now available to view at our shop, and we offer a full ordering service. For more information, just call in and see us!

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