Last year I posted a blog about the new range of paints from The Little Greene Paint Company, called Retrospectives. In January this year at Maison & Object exhibition in Paris, the company launched a range of Retrospective wallpapers to compliment the paint range.
The wallpapers are all inspired by patterns from the 1960’s and 1970’s and have been designed following extensive research at The Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester, who have an expansive archive of wallpapers and textiles, many of which were printed in the North West of England, when our landscape was dotted with mills. Some years ago, I was lucky enough to go into the archives of The Whitworth Gallery, with the curator, when I was studying for my degree in Interior Design and they have some amazing examples of original wallpaper dating back to the first designs which were hand blocked and stencilled.
Here are some of the colourful designs from the Retrospectives range.
The image on the right is an original design (1962) which has inspired this new design called Box, shown here in Lime
The image on the right is an original design (1960) which has inspired Fern, shown here in off black & yellow colourways
The image on the right is an original design (1973) which has inspired this new design Hepworth, shown here in Menthe.
The image on the right is an original design (1975) which has inspired this design Lavaliers , shown here in Atomic
This design is called Reverie shown here in colourway Jardin
Starflower in colourway peacock
Bark in colourway Heath
Poppy flower in Glacier ( my personal favourite)