Grille Grove
L'Oiseau Moderne Orchid Vine
Spiral Willow Starfish
Sunflowers Viennese Trees
Orchid Vine
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Austrian circa 1911-1920
Adelphi’s Early-Twentieth Century Collection draws on the work and influence of the Wiener Werkstätte in Vienna and the French Moderne movement--later known as Art Deco--two of the most influential design schools of the century. Designers in Vienna and in Paris inspired and influenced a generation of designers throughout Europe and the United States, who created a huge variety of patterns that combine fantastic organic and geometric forms with a vibrant color palette.

Orchid Vine has been identified by the Musée des Arts Decoratif at the Louvre as very likely the work of Dagobert Peche, who dominated the Wiener Werkstätte from 1913 until his death in 1923. Peche is chiefly associated with stylized vegetation patterns, and the elongated lancet-shaped leaves and sinuous curves of Orchid Vine are typical of his "magic flowers," which are always distant abstractions of their natural predecessors.

This pattern is licensed to Adelphi Paper Hangings by the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Repeat: 26¾ inches
Width: 21¾ inches
Multiple drop; three panel

The historic colorway shown above is triple width; alternative colorways are single width.