20th Century Wallpaper
The 20th Century saw many major upheavals in design influenced by international trade and culture. Sophisticated printing technique along with contemporary wallpaper design allowed a time of great innovation. The 20th Century wallpapers in the collection from Little Greene include a diverse array from all periods of the century with highlights Marlborough, Vine and Loriini (1930s wallpapers), Hampstead, Pall Mall and Florette (1940s-1950s wallpapers) and Asterid, Starflower and Zingara from the 60s and 70s.
20th Century Papers
Towards the end of the previous century, the focus of English production had moved away from London and closer to the supply of raw materials (cotton mills) in the north. Many of the designs featured here, in particular from the latter half of the 20th Century, have been unearthed from the extensive archive in Manchester’s Whitworth Art Gallery.