John Line & Sons, 1953

Backgrounds and display wallpapers: compiled to meet the requirements of interior designers, decorators and display artists in the contemporary style – designed and coloured to meet the demands and moods of to-day’s modern living, offering unlimited possibilities for individual arrangements

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Pattern example from John Line & Sons

This title is a ring bound pattern book produced by John Line & Sons, in 1953, designed to sell their designs to prospective clients and purchasers. It is a great example of postwar textile design.

Pattern examle from

Pattern example from John Line & Sons

John Line & Sons was founded c.1880 by John Line, who was a cabinetmaker from Bath. It specialised in selling wallpapers before block-printing and stencilling its own designs, such as the ones featured in this title.

Pattern example from John Line & Sons

Pattern example from John Line & Sons

Designers who worked for Line included designer and theorist Christopher Dresser, who was a major contributor to the Aesthetic Movement, the Art Nouveau design firm Silver Studio, architect C. F. A. Voysey and William J. Neatby,

Pattern exampe from John Line & Sons

Pattern exampe from John Line & Sons

This title is in special collections and is available for viewing by appointment, which can be arranged here.

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