See more objects with the tag home, pattern, wallcovering, domestic interiors, snowflake, crystal.

See more objects with the color darkslateblue silver mediumseagreen dimgrey darkslategrey or see all the colors for this object.

Object Timeline

1953

  • We acquired this object.

  • Work on this object began.

1995

2005

2012

2015

2018

  • You found it!

Sidewall, Crystals, 1953

This is a Sidewall. It was made by Bassett & Vollum, Inc.. It is dated 1953 and we acquired it in 1953. Its medium is screen printed on paper. It is a part of the Wallcoverings department.

This object was featured in our Object of the Day series in a post titled Cryptic Crystals.

It is credited Gift of The Wallpaper Magazine.

Its dimensions are

114 x 56 cm (44 7/8 x 22 1/16 in.)

Cite this object as

Sidewall, Crystals, 1953; Made by Bassett & Vollum, Inc. (United States); USA; screen printed on paper; 114 x 56 cm (44 7/8 x 22 1/16 in.); Gift of The Wallpaper Magazine; 1953-51-1

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s.

This object may be subject to Copyright or other restrictions.

You are welcome to make fair use of this image under U.S. Copyright law and in compliance with our terms of use. Please note that you are responsible for determining whether your use is fair and for responding to any claims that may arise from your use.

For higher resolution or commercial use contact ArtResource.

If you would like to cite this object in a Wikipedia article please use the following template:

<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18398251/ |title=Sidewall, Crystals, 1953 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=18 December 2018 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>