Sidewall (Canada), 1948–58
Large-scale vining tropical plants became a popular and dramatic wallpaper trend in the 1950s. The bold patterning of the monstera foliage printed against a stark white background reflects the mid-century homeowners interest in sun rooms and the indoor-outdoor lifestyle of warmer climates. These designs could be used on all four walls or to create a focal wall with a coordinating pattern on the remaining three.
Its dimensions are
H x W x D (b): 56 cm (22 1/16 in.) L x W (a): 167.6 × 56 cm (5 ft. 6 in. × 22 1/16 in.)
It is inscribed
Printed on left selvage: Match here, Made in Canada; printed in right selvedge: Park Avenue.
Cite this object as
Sidewall (Canada), 1948–58; machine printed on textured paper; H x W x D (b): 56 cm (22 1/16 in.) L x W (a): 167.6 × 56 cm (5 ft. 6 in. × 22 1/16 in.); Gift of Suzanne Lipschutz; 1991-89-204-a,b
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s.