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Image features a floral stripe wallpaper brightly colored in pinks and greens. Please scroll down to read the blog about this wallpaper.
A Perky Floral Stripe
Here is a perky design that seemed appropriate for a summer post. Printed in shades of pink and green this floral stripe pattern is quite striking in its intensity. While this all but screams late 1960s it is a fun design that could work beautifully in a maximalist interior today. Different shades and hues of...
Image shows a floral stripe wallpaper design printed in very bright colors. Please scroll down for a further description of this wallpaper.
Bright and Lively Flowers
Here is a perky design that seemed appropriate for a summer post. Printed in shades of pink and green this floral stripe pattern is quite striking in its intensity. While this all but screams late 1960s it is a fun design that could work beautifully in a maximalist interior today. Different shades and hues of...
Image shows a striped wallpaper design printed in blue, white, terra cotta, and purple, all of which are present at the UNESCO Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Please scroll down for additonal information on this wallpaper.
A Colorful Continent
To celebrate the opening of Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color (May 11, 2018-January 13, 2019), Object of the Day this month will feature colorful objects from the exhibition. The book Colour Based on Nature, created by Dutch graphic designer Irma Boom, analyzes the color landscape of eighty UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and...
Image shows a high magnification of vertical cords printed in monochrome pink. Please scroll down for more detailed information on this wallcovering.
Strike a Cord with your Walls
In celebration of our new exhibition, The Senses: Design Beyond Vision, this Object of the Day post explores the multisensory experience of an object in Cooper Hewitt’s permanent collection. Today’s blog post was written by Greg Herringshaw and originally published on October 22, 2015. Cord #1 is a greatly magnified image of vertical cords or yarn which...
Image of textile piece 1919.
Peche’s Ornamental Ombré
Matilda McQuiad discusses this ombré textile by prominent Austrian designer Dagobert Peche.
Wiener Wallpaper
Dagobert Peche was one of the most influential designers working in Europe in the 1910s and 20s. In 1910, after meeting influential Austrian designer Josef Hoffmann, Peche began contributing numerous designs for textiles and wallpapers to the Wiener Werkstätte, the design workshop founded by Hoffmann and Koloman Moser in 1903. Impressed by his work, Hoffmann...
All Wired Up
I was drawn to this design for its use of common, mundane materials to create a contemporary rendering of a traditional pattern. As a kid, these insulated wires held a special fascination for me. Maybe it was the bright colors of the insulation or the fact that when bent it could hold a pose, but...
Draping the Walls
Elinor Merrill was the pre-eminent New York dealer of antique European textiles and wallcoverings. A specialist in French textiles, Merrill served as a consultant to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and to the Art Institute of Chicago. She also assisted in the development of the collections of the Cooper Hewitt and the Winterthur museums. After...
I’ll Take my Stripe Printed, not Woven
Jack Lenor Larsen is known for being one of the most prolific textile craftsmen of the later twentieth century, creating a unique range of both woven and printed textiles. What is lesser known is that Larsen was also the designer of wallcoverings, creating some of the first wallcoverings for New York wallpaper studio Karl Mann...