San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The Silver Studio was a commercial design studio established in 1880, which produced designs for wallpapers and textile for the British and export markets until the 1960s. In the last years of the nineteenth century, the designers who worked for the Studio incorporated Japanese materials, methods and motifs into their designs. They aimed to produce designs which incorporated Japanese motifs but which were still acceptable to domestic consumers. This is an informal talk with MoDA's Head of Collections, Zoe Hendon. We will look at some of the Japanese materials collected by the Silver Studio as design reference, and see how these ideas were developed into designs for wallpapers and textiles.
When & Where
Museum of Domestic Design & Architecture