50’s Atomic Revisited

The early 1950s, particularly in the United Kingdom, saw a rise in patterns that were based on some of the exciting scientific discoveries which were taking place in the years immediately following the Second World War.

The new crop of talented artists and designers saw these images produced in newspapers, books and on the newly emerging television service and began to incorporate them into their designs. This was a time of hope and excitement for a new decade which revealed itself in bold, interesting and colourful designs.

In the past I have created my version of those designs but, now I am a little older, it is perhaps time to think about the motif and colours again in order to create surface patterns more suitable for today’s wallpaper and fabric.

For this wallpaper I have taken the idea of an atomic motif and tried to make it less colourful and easy to digest for the way that patterns are now used for wall coverings. The room is a dining room although it could equally be a lounge and the wallpaper motif is shown at quite a large scale which I think benefits the size and scale of the room. The colours are mid-century colours although the whole room is intended to be quiet and relaxing.

If you wish, you can also see larger versions of this and, of course, my other designs and patterns for interiors on my Flickr page, a link to which is here.

About Mike
I design and create 3D interiors and mid-century inspired surface patterns

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