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Palladio: The Archiects' Wallpaper

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START DATE 8 September 2016
START TIME 09:00am

Atrium, Grove Building, Middlesex University, The Burroughs, London, NW4 4BT

END DATE 18 September 2016
END TIME 05:00pm

The Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture (MoDA) presents a display about Palladio wallpapers

The Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture (MoDA) presents a display about Palladio wallpapers.

MoDA is home to the internationally renowned Silver Studio Collection, and is a research resource for Middlesex University and the wider Higher Education community.

The ten day exhibition will explore Palladio wallpapers, which aimed to appeal to architects reconstructing post-war Britain from 1956 onwards.

It was an ambitious venture that commissioned bold wallpaper designs from artists, designers and architects including Audrey Levy, David Gentleman and Peter Smithson.

Intended for use in public spaces, the designs were characterised by large-scale patterns and expanses of colour achieved through hand silk screen production.

Palladio anticipated that its designs would mark a shift in public interiors, transforming the perception of wallpaper from background to an essential backdrop for social and public interactions in cafes, theatres and hotel lobbies.

This exhibition will recreate wallpaper designs and display archival material relating to the production, retailing and consumption of Palladio, exploring the ways in which it reimagined the role of wallpaper within public spaces.

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