#Wallpaper Category

Beth Cleveland: What ‘Home’ means to me

Beth Cleveland is a third year Middlesex University student on Dr Josie Barnard‘s Publishing course.  Here she used her memories of wallpaper as a way of thinking about what ‘home’ means to her. Yellow and cream stripes lined the walls from the bottom of the stairs to the top. A border of painted lilies ran […]

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Naima Bakar: MA Printmaking Graduate

Naima Bakar is a recent graduate from Middlesex University’s MA Printmaking course. She visited MoDA during her studies and found a wealth of inspiration for her printed textiles and wallpapers. She explains more in this short film: Naima’s tutor Steve Mumberson commented that “the results of her research at Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture […]

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Zoe Hendon: New book about Wallpaper

Wallpaper has been the backdrop to our homes for hundreds of years Wallpaper can make a home feel modern or traditional, and is one of the easiest ways to express personal taste.  It has also had an important part to play in British homes, reflecting technological, economic and social change. Whether or not you have wallpaper […]

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Alex Beattie: pink flamingos and exotic landscapes

MA Textile student from Chelsea, Alex Beattie, was particularly inspired by some of MoDA’s 1920s wallpapers.   In particular, a wallpaper featuring pink flamingos really caught his eye.  His excitement at finding this wallpaper was clear.  He loved the colours and he was also interested in the way it had been printed, which helped to inform […]

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Student style and a wallpaper sandwich

MoDA’s Curator, Serena Dyer, found herself fascinated by the wallpaper sandwich… In November 2003, wallpaper fragments from Peterhouse Cambridge were given to the museum. They were discovered during renovations of the college’s dorm rooms and gifted to the museum as a large slab of papers stuck together and scraped off a wall. Serena carried out more […]

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