MINI MODERNS NEW WALLPAPER COLLECTION IS A CULTURAL SNAPSHOT

The Culture! collection of eight designs draws upon the design duo's love of mid-century art, design and architecture and so much more.

Mini Moderns founders, Keith Stephenson and Mark Hampshire often cite culture and social history as great influences on their work. While they’re known for their love of mid-century design, for the latest Culture! collection, the duo have cast their net wider, drawing on their fascination with everything from modernist architecture to the aesthetic movement of the late 19th century, from historic ceramic collections to the 1951 Festival of Britain.

The result is diverse yet unified by Mini Moderns distinctive handwriting and signature colour palette. 

Net & Ball wallpaper, £65 per roll.

The Culture! collection has also offered the opportunity for Mark and Keith to rekindle some of the relationships they have with museums and cultural organisations, including Southbank Centre, the Geffrye, and Museum of London.

Net & Ball  (shown above) is created in collaboration with the Southbank Centre, and based on the Royal Festival Hall carpet, designed in 1951 by Peter Moro and Leslie Martin, while Vessel (below) is an eclectic array of vases and jugs, inspired by the Geffrye Museum’s diverse collection.

Vessel wallpaper in concrete, £65 per roll.

Marking 100 years of the Bauhaus, this design features some of Walter Gropius’s most well-known architecture, as well as symbols of the Bauhaus movement: the circle, triangle and square.

Bauhaus wallpaper in washed denim, £60 per roll.

Celebrating the diversity of musical performance at London’s Southbank Centre in wireframe illustrative forms is Concert.

Concert wallpaper in British Lichen, £60 per roll.

Created in collaboration with the Museum of London, Pleasure Gardens, features the 19th century sights and events at its Vauxhall namesake.

Pleasure Gardens wallpaper in Midnight & Copper, £65 per roll.

Pavillion is an abstract design of lines and dots, based on the Abacus screen from the 1951 Festival of Britain.

Pavillion wallpaper in Mustard, £60 per roll.

Transmission references Mark and Keith’s favourite pastime, with a linear graphic design formed from the outlines of mid-century television aerials.

Transmission wallpaper, £60 per roll.

Lucky Lantern takes its influence from the Eastern styles prevalent in the aesthetic movement, and displayed in the Geffrye Museum’s 1890 drawing room.

Lucky Lantern wallpaper in Winter Plum, £60 per roll.

 

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