Pattern design and decoration

Until recently, pattern design was on the slide - heading towards the creative dog house. So much so that the minimalism of the 90s can be seen as a reaction to poorly thought-out 'new design' and the careless overuse of watery Victorian alternatives. Focusing all efforts on taming the computer, design had taken its collective eye off the ball. Today, that slide has been (at least partially) halted. The decorative arts are being rehabilitated by a growing band of designers and illustrators keen to rediscover the craft, techniques and history of pattern creation and decoration.

Blending traditional production methods with modern tools and tactics, they're turning out an exciting array of wallpapers, textiles and ceramics, all marked with the prize of individuality. These designs decorate our living-spaces and will, in time, come to denote this period. Fortunately, some of them are beautiful and will speak well on our behalf.

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