William Odell, 'Wallpaper designed for the Festival of Britain Pattern Group'

William Odell, 'Wallpaper designed for the Festival of Britain Pattern Group'

William Odell
Wallpaper designed for the Festival of Britain Pattern Group
Produced by John Line & Sons Ltd.
1951
Screenprint
Museum no. E.886-1978

The electron microscope was invented in 1931. It is interesting to wonder how the design theories of Jones and Dresser would have developed if such technology had been available then. This wallpaper design is based on the molecular structure of boric acid. Like the 1851 Great Exhibition, the 1951 Festival of Britain was conceived to rejuvenate the British design industry.