For its eighth collection of wallpapers, Little Greene has once again turned to the archives. ‘Painted Papers’ is a comprehensive compendium of striped wallpapers, produced using traditional printing methods. Also included in the collection is this historical panorama of London, THAMES. Faithfully reproduced, but increased in scale, from an eye-catching piece in the English Heritage archive, it was originally published by London Illustrated News in 1851. The hand-drawn, hand-painted scene depicts the buildings and landscape along the river Thames at that time: it has subsequently been re-mastered to include a repeating section, meaning it can be now hung as a continuing frieze. The original would have been shown at cornice height, but for rooms of a more ‘conventional’ scale, it has been created to sit comfortably at dado or skirting height as well. It’s available in colour as well as in black & white.
‘Painted Papers’ will be launched in Paris at Maison et Object, January 23-27. The collection will be available nationally and internationally through Little Greene’s network of distributors, as well as via mail and phone order and online at www.littlegreene.com