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Absolute Zero Degrees and Courtauld Gallery introduce the Omega wallpaper

Omega

Something that's certain to appeal to anyone with an interest in early 20th century British design – Omega wallpaper, produced by Absolute Zero Degrees in conjunction with the Courtauld Gallery.

It's been inspired by the work of the Omega Workshops and produced to coincide with a new exhibition at the Courtauld, Beyond Bloomsbury: Designs of the Omega Workshops 1913-19, which runs from 18th June to 20th September 2009. For the uninitiated, the Omega Workshops were a forward-thinking design collective, producing art, design and textiles for the more affluent end of London society.

The wallpaper above has been inspired by surviving works, printed with waterbased inks in the UK on paper from sustained and certified forests. And although it looks complex, it's apparently very easy to match up. A 52cm x 10m roll retails for £49.95, but only from the The Courtauld Gallery shop.

Courtauld Gallery website

  • lewis ford

    This is so amazing – early 20th century inspired? In some ways it looks ’50s to me. Great colourway, very liveable and modern.

  • Thanks so much for featuring the Omega wallpaper. Looking at the work from the exhibition was really inspiring – and as Lewis says in the comment above – although the designs were from the early part of the twentieth century – some do look quite 50’s which is a testament to the longevity of the designs. Make a note of the exhibition dates as I am sure other designers will be as inspired as we were.
    Great blog btw always something cool on here.
    best wishes
    keith at Absolute Zero Degrees