Colour Blocks Wallpaper

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.

As with my other patterns I have shown them as wallpaper with a mid-century chair. This pattern would also work on perhaps one wall of a kitchen-dining room, or on a range of rectangular tea towels and trays.

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