Friday, 27 January 2012

Scandinavian Design from the 50s

(From anticlockwise)
Danish Lounge chair circa 1950s. Tweed type upholstery, walnut wooden legs. Elegant architectural form, organic colour scheme.
Gustavian Classicism framed panel but painting itself is a  mixture of Dutch 17th century motifs and French 19th century romanticism.
The pattern was inspired by a growing trend in Scandinavian design, triggered by a touring exhibition 'Design in Scandinavia', it was launched in 1954 and was tremendously successful. Influencing some of the most popular modern styles of decorating.
Unique border concept from United Wallpaper c. 1955

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