V&A Debuts Vintage-Inspired Wallpaper

The Victoria and Albert Museum has teamed up with Graham & Brown to create a range of wallpapers based on designs in the museum’s archive.

Working closely with the brand licensing team at the V&A, Graham & Brown interpreted original archive documents, adapted them in scale and refined the design to bring them up-to-date and on-trend.

Inspiration was drawn from material dating from the early 19th century to the 1950s, and represents the evolution of popular tastes for interior design, from the vogue of the Arts and Crafts movement to the height of Neo-Classicism to Scandinavian 1950s style.

The initial range of four wallpapers will be on sale in the U.K. this month, with four additional designs set to debut later in the year.

“It was an incredibly inspiring experience, looking at design through the ages, and such a privilege to be given access to this national collection,” says Nina Taylor, head stylist, Graham & Brown. “It was of paramount importance for us to get the right balance in our interpretation, being true to the original design, whilst updating and modernizing each pattern for today’s interior style.”