Wallpaper design

Wallpaper design

Design for wallpaper featuring aeroplanes
Raymond McGrath (1903-1977)
About 1932
Watercolour on paper
RIBA No. PB550/6 1
RIBA Library Drawings Collection

Raymond McGrath was a British Australian architect and interior designer. These wallpaper designs date from the mid-1930s and may be connected to his work for Imperial Airways. The prevailing style of the time was Art Deco which celebrated the mechanized, modern world and in particular, the new opportunities made possible to travel by luxury liner, high speed train and aeroplane.