What is this?
Children's interactive wallpaper containing 17 different picture frames of varying size. The frames are freely drawn in black line on a white ground. The empty frames are designed to be drawn in.
Why is this in our collection?
Frames is a new idea in children’s wallpaper. It is one of the first wallpapers designed to be drawn on. Earlier interactive papers include cut-and-paste motifs from 1906 and chalkboard papers and paint-it-yourself scenics introduced in the 1950s. The paper’s attractive and stark graphic quality invites children to draw pictures within the frames. The paper can be installed horizontally as a border above a chair rail (or other child-appropriate height) or vertically, repeating in the usual fashion. Frames is a new take on print room wallpapers, popular during the mid-18th century, when it was common to paste engraved prints directly on the wall using a wallpaper border as a frame. This paper makes a... more
This object has been included in the following exhibitions: