Colour Blocks Wallpaper

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The colour blocks design was inspired by a partially renovated estate of 1950s flats at Park Hill in Sheffield, shown here before (1) and after (2) the renovation.

I was interested in the rhythmic pattern structure of the building and how this could be emulated using a simplified grid of squares (3). The final stretched designs have a feel of Bridget Riley, but with some of the roughness of the original brutalist blocks of flats.

Shown here with a 70s style lounge chair in a reception area, the pattern would also work perhaps on one wall in a kitchen-dining room, or on a range of rectangular tea towels and trays.