Posted on | October 22, 2008 | 4 Comments
Here’s a unique border concept from United Wallpaper c.1955; a border for your kitchen soffit that can be trimmed seven different ways! Designed with several horizontal stripes, it can be, according to its accompanying sample book page “cut… to any of 7 heights and still have a complete pattern…a 7 fold chance to show your decorative talent”. And to add to the chances to display those skills, the manufacturer provided at least 4 (sorry, not seven) lower wallpaper patterns as companions to this versatile decoration. I’m no good at math, but that would seem to offer a dizzying range of combinations.
Here’s a closer look at the border decoration itself…
The pattern was inspired by a growing trend in Scandinavian design. Its popularity here in the States surged after a three-and-a-half year exhibit entitled “Design in Scandinavia”. Launched in 1954, the show travelled through the U.S. and Canada. The purpose of the exhibit was not just to showcase designs from the five Nordic countries termed “Scandinavia” but also to promote the “Scandinavian Lifestyle”. It was tremendously successful and served to influence some of the most popular “modern” styles of decorating even beyond the mid-century…