Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/exhibitions/35349721/

Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18353745/

  • block-printed on ungrounded paper
  • Gift of Grace Lincoln Temple
  • interior
  • domestic
  • home
  • landscape
  • castles
  • foliage
  • Gothic

Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18381885/

  • Manufactured by Multiplex Display Fixture Co.
  • screen printed on paper
  • Gift of Edward F. McGuiness

Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18383769/

  • screen printed on paper
  • Gift of Harvey Smith
  • architects
  • architecture
  • landscape
  • Paris
  • illustrators
  • Eiffel Tower

Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18385313/

  • machine-printed
  • Gift of Donald D. MacMillan

Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18385315/

  • machine-printed
  • Gift of Donald D. MacMillan

Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18385317/

  • machine-printed
  • Gift of Donald D. MacMillan

Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18386943/

  • Manufactured by Katzenbach and Warren, Inc.
  • molded plastic on paper backing
  • Gift of Myer Steingart

Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18388543/

  • Designed by William Justema
  • molded plastic on paper backing
  • Gift of Interior Design and Decoration
  • domestic interiors
  • sidewall
  • wall decoration
  • bricks
  • trompe l'oeil
  • wallpaper

Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18388545/

  • Manufactured by Tradition House
  • screen printed on paper
  • Gift of Interior Design and Decoration

Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18390393/

  • Manufactured by Denst and Soderland
  • screen printed on paper, vinyl
  • Gift of Denst and Soderlund

Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18391835/

  • Designed by Grace Ohanian
  • screen printed on paper
  • Gift of Grace Ohanian

Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18391837/

  • Designed by Grace Ohanian
  • screen printed on paper
  • Gift of Grace Ohanian

Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18391841/

  • Designed by Grace Ohanian
  • screen printed on paper
  • Gift of Grace Ohanian

Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18392723/

  • Manufactured by Katzenbach and Warren, Inc.
  • screen printed
  • Gift of Katzenbach and Warren, Inc.

Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18397401/

  • Manufactured by Paul Dumas
  • machine-printed
  • Gift of The Wallpaper Magazine

Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18397403/

  • Designed by Gene McDonald
  • screen-printed on paper
  • Gift of The Wallpaper Magazine

Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18398003/

  • Designed by Denys Fitzpatrick
  • screen printed on paper
  • Gift of Katzenbach and Warren, Inc.

Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18398251/

  • screen printed on paper
  • Gift of The Wallpaper Magazine
  • home
  • pattern
  • wallcovering
  • domestic interiors
  • snowflake
  • crystal

Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18398255/

  • screen printed
  • Gift of The Wallpaper Magazine
  • circles
  • interior decoration
  • green
  • sidewall
  • wall decoration
  • buttons

Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18398361/

  • Manufactured by Katzenbach and Warren, Inc.
  • screen printed on canvas
  • Gift of Katzenbach and Warren, Inc.

Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18400915/

  • Manufactured by F. Schumacher & Co.
  • screen-printed on paper
  • Gift of B.H. Hellman
  • geometric

Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18400921/

  • Manufactured by Harben Papers, Inc.
  • screen printed
  • Gift of B.H. Hellman
  • interior
  • domestic
  • home
  • drapery
  • textile
  • tassels
  • trompe l'oeil
  • Imitative

Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18400927/

  • Manufactured by United Wallpaper, Inc.
  • screen printed on machine-made paper
  • Gift of B.H. Hellman
  • Imitative

Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18400935/

  • Manufactured by United Wallpaper, Inc.
  • machine-printed, screen printed
  • Gift of Horace L. Hotchkiss, Jr.

Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18401229/

  • machine-printed
  • Gift of W.H.S. Lloyd Company, Inc.

Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18401243/

  • Manufactured by Arthur Sanderson & Sons, Ltd.
  • machine printed on embossed paper
  • Gift of A. Sanderson and Sons
  • All-over

Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18401257/

  • Manufactured by Arthur Sanderson & Sons, Ltd.
  • screen-printed and embossed paper
  • Gift of A. Sanderson and Sons

Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18406915/

  • rice paper, butterflies, leaves
  • Gift of S. Stanley Sogg

Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18407039/

  • Manufactured by Katzenbach and Warren, Inc.
  • machine-printed
  • Gift of Katzenbach and Warren, Inc.

Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18407041/

  • machine-printed on paper
  • Gift of Katzenbach and Warren, Inc.

Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18410565/

  • Manufactured by A.B. Durotapet
  • machine-printed
  • Gift of Funck and Carlsson Tapetaffär

Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18410569/

  • Manufactured by Norrkopings Tapetfabrik
  • machine-printed paper

Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18410571/

  • Manufactured by Goteborgs Tapetfabrik
  • machine-printed
  • Gift of Funck and Carlsson Tapetaffär

Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18410573/

  • Manufactured by Goteborgs Tapetfabrik
  • machine-printed on paper
  • interior decoration
  • pattern
  • sidewall
  • stars
  • dandelion
  • white

Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18411191/

  • Manufactured by Danske Tapetfabbriker A/S
  • machine-printed
  • Gift of C. Krügers Tapetfabrik

Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18411193/

  • Manufactured by Kolbes Tapetfabrik
  • machine-printed
  • Gift of C. Krügers Tapetfabrik

Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18411195/

  • Manufactured by Scandia
  • machine-printed
  • Gift of C. Krügers Tapetfabrik

Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18411205/

  • Manufactured by Dahls Tapetkunst
  • machine-printed
  • Gift of C. Krügers Tapetfabrik

Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18411207/

  • Manufactured by Dahls Tapetkunst
  • machine-printed
  • Gift of C. Krügers Tapetfabrik

Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18411211/

  • Manufactured by Danske Tapetfabbriker A/S
  • machine-printed
  • Gift of C. Krügers Tapetfabrik

Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18411575/

  • machine-printed on paper
  • Gift of Marburger Tapetenfabrik

Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18416425/

  • Manufactured by Tapeten-Sporri A.G.
  • machine-printed
  • Gift of Dr. Max Sporri

Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18420109/

  • Manufactured by Katzenbach and Warren, Inc.
  • machine-printed
  • Gift of Katzenbach and Warren, Inc.

Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18420439/

  • Manufactured by F. Schumacher & Co.
  • screen printed
  • Gift of Jessup, Inc.

Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18420481/

  • Manufactured by F. Schumacher & Co.
  • screen-printed
  • Gift of Jessup, Inc.

Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18424103/

  • Manufactured by Marburger Tapetenfabrik
  • machine-printed paper

Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18424543/

  • Manufactured by Denst and Soderland
  • screen printed on silk
  • Gift of Denst and Soderlund, Inc.
  • architecture
  • interior
  • domestic
  • chariots
  • home
  • landscape
  • soldiers
  • ruins

Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18424551/

  • Manufactured by Denst and Soderland
  • screen printed on paper
  • Gift of Karl Mann Associates

Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18424553/

  • Manufactured by Denst and Soderland
  • screen printed
  • Gift of Karl Mann Associates

Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18424563/

  • mezzotone print on paper
  • Gift of Katzenbach and Warren, Inc.

Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18429935/

  • machine printed on paper
  • Gift of Gebrüder Rasch and Company

Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18436081/

  • Manufactured by Bauhaus
  • machine-printed
  • Gift of the Rensselaer County Historical Society

Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18452291/

  • Designed by Mildred C. McNutt
  • screen printed on paper
  • Gift of Mildred C. McNutt
  • electricity
  • music
  • theater
  • cancan
  • skyline
  • television
  • transmission
  • boxing
  • racing

Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18452293/

  • screen-printed on paper
  • Gift of Mildred C. McNutt

Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18471071/

  • Manufactured by Laverne International, Ltd.
  • hand painted paper
  • Gift of Laverne International

Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18497097/

  • Designed by Jean de Botton
  • machine printed on embossed paper
  • Bequest of Jean de Botton

Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18607101/

  • machine-printed and embossed on paper
  • Gift of United Wallpaper, Inc.

Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18607305/

  • Manufactured by Rath & Doodeheefver, Amsterdam
  • block-printed
  • Gift of Rath and Doodeheefver, Amsterdam

Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18611777/

  • Manufactured by Greeff Fabrics Inc.
  • screen printed
  • Gift of Greeff Fabrics, Inc.

Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18615587/

  • Manufactured by F. Schumacher & Co.
  • screen printed on paper
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William Miller

Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18615739/

  • Manufactured by Foto Murals of California
  • photomurals
  • Gift of Various Donors

Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18615763/

  • Manufactured by Wall-dec Company
  • machine-printed
  • Gift of Various Donors

Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18618305/

  • Manufactured by Greeff Fabrics Inc.
  • screen printed on paper
  • Gift of Mrs. Howard Adams

Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18635053/

  • machine-printed
  • Gift of Scalamandre

Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18635055/

  • machine-printed
  • Gift of Scalamandre

Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18635059/

  • machine-printed
  • Gift of Scalamandre

Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18635063/

  • machine-printed
  • Gift of Scalamandre

Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18635069/

  • machine-printed
  • Gift of Scalamandre

Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18635097/

  • machine-printed
  • Gift of Scalamandre

Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18635117/

  • machine-printed
  • Gift of Scalamandre

Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18635145/

  • machine-printed
  • Gift of Scalamandre

Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18635147/

  • machine-printed
  • Gift of Scalamandre

Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18635153/

  • machine-printed
  • Gift of Scalamandre

Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18635159/

  • machine-printed
  • Gift of Scalamandre

Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18635161/

  • machine-printed
  • Gift of Scalamandre

Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18635167/

  • machine-printed
  • Gift of Scalamandre

Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18635175/

  • machine-printed
  • Gift of Scalamandre

Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18635193/

  • machine-printed
  • Gift of Scalamandre

Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18635197/

  • machine-printed
  • Gift of Scalamandre

Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18635231/

  • machine-printed
  • Gift of Scalamandre

Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18635237/

  • machine-printed
  • Gift of Scalamandre

Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18637603/

  • machine-printed on paper
  • Gift of Suzanne Lipschutz
  • All-over

Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18637605/

  • machine printed on paper
  • Gift of Suzanne Lipschutz
  • kitchen
  • fruit
  • All-over
  • roosters
  • cocktail glasses
  • coffee pots
  • pineapples
  • seals
  • chicken
  • coffee

Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18637637/

  • machine printed on paper
  • Gift of Suzanne Lipschutz
  • landscape
  • dogs
  • France
  • walking
  • Paris
  • wine
  • Eiffel Tower
  • poodles
  • cafe

Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18637649/

  • Manufactured by J.C. Eisenhart Wall Paper Co.
  • machine-printed
  • Gift of Suzanne Lipschutz

Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18637663/

  • machine printed on paper
  • Gift of Suzanne Lipschutz
  • children's

Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18637731/

  • Manufactured by York Wall Paper Company
  • machine-printed
  • Gift of Suzanne Lipschutz

Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18637745/

  • Manufactured by Ronkonkoma Wall Paper Corporation
  • machine-printed on paper
  • Gift of Suzanne Lipschutz
  • swimming
  • cars
  • teenagers
  • hot rod
  • jalopy
  • recreation

Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18637815/

  • Manufactured by F. Schumacher & Co.
  • screenprinted on paper
  • Gift of Suzanne Lipschutz
  • interior
  • domestic
  • home
  • abstraction
  • horizontal
  • curtain
  • geometric
  • rectilinear
  • Taliesin
  • cross-disciplinary

Design 105 was part of the Taliesin Line, named after Wright’s Wisconsin home. Believing that the design of furnishings was integral to the architecture of the home, Wright imagined this set of matching wallpapers and textiles, many inspired by architectural plans and elevations, affording homeowners the opportunity to create a unified interior.

Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18637821/

  • machine printed on textured paper
  • Gift of Suzanne Lipschutz
  • floral
  • domestic interiors
  • plants
  • foliage
  • vines
  • tropical
  • mid-century modern
  • rainforest

Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18637823/

  • Manufactured by The Canadian Wallpaper Manufacturers Ltd.
  • machine-printed, textured ground
  • Gift of Suzanne Lipschutz
  • floral

Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18637857/

  • Manufactured by Bailey Wallpaper Company
  • machine printed on paper
  • Gift of Suzanne Lipschutz

Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18637873/

  • Manufactured by Griffin-Sefton Inc.
  • machine printed on paper
  • landscape

Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18637875/

  • Manufactured by United Wallpaper, Inc.
  • machine printed on paper
  • Gift of Suzanne Lipschutz

Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18637965/

  • machine-printed
  • Gift of Suzanne Lipschutz
  • domestic
  • wallcovering
  • decorative
  • bedrooms
  • sports
  • tennis racket
  • baseball
  • football
  • teenagers

Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18638027/

  • Manufactured by J.C. Eisenhart Wallpaper Co.
  • machine printed on paper
  • Gift of Suzanne Lipschutz
  • Imitative

Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18638041/

  • Manufactured by The Joliet Wallpaper Mills
  • machine-printed on paper
  • Gift of Suzanne Lipschutz

Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18638045/

  • machine-printed on textured ground
  • Gift of Suzanne Lipschutz

Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18638047/

  • Designed by James Seeman
  • Manufactured by Globe Mills
  • machine-printed
  • Gift of Suzanne Lipschutz

Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18638061/

  • machine-printed, textured ground
  • Gift of Suzanne Lipschutz

Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18638079/

  • Manufactured by The Joliet Wallpaper Mills
  • machine-printed on paper
  • Gift of Suzanne Lipschutz

Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18638095/

  • machine-printed
  • Gift of Suzanne Lipschutz

Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18638099/

  • Manufactured by York Wall Paper Company
  • machine-printed
  • Gift of Suzanne Lipschutz

Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18638111/

  • Manufactured by York Wall Paper Company
  • machine-printed
  • Gift of Suzanne Lipschutz

Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18638115/

  • Manufactured by York Wall Paper Company
  • machine-printed on paper
  • Gift of Suzanne Lipschutz

Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18638849/

  • Manufactured by United Wallpaper, Inc.
  • machine-printed on paper
  • Gift of Kathleen Paton
  • domestic interiors
  • sidewall
  • plants
  • leaves
  • lines
  • abstract

Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18639395/

  • Designed by Charles Portel
  • Manufactured by Nobilis
  • block-printed
  • Gift of Alan Moss

Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18639737/

  • Manufactured by Cole and Son, Ltd.
  • color print from lino blocks
  • Gift of Marilyn Hapgood

Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18639741/

  • Designed by Le Corbusier (Charles Edouard Jeanneret-Gris)
  • machine-printed on paper
  • Gift of Marilyn Hapgood
  • geometric

Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18649487/

  • aluminum
  • Gift of Seth Joseph Weine

American manufacturers began machine-printing wallpaper using rollers in the 1840s. Early rollers were carved from wood, used a raised surface to carry the pigment, and required a separate roller for each color. Rollers necessitated a smaller pattern repeat, as the standard 6-inch roller had an 18-inch circumference.

Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s

https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18658335/

  • Designed by John Jacoby
  • vinyl coated fabric (sanitas)
  • Gift of Anonymous Donor