Project

Paint on rolls? Belgian modernists, household experts and residents concerning the use of wallpaper as an interior finish during the interwar period.

Duration
01 October 2017 → Ongoing
Funding
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • History of art
    • Interior architecture history and theory
    • Interior design
Keywords
modernism wallpaper interior design
 
Project description

During the interwar period, 'the art of living' became an important societal topic in Belgium. (Modern) architects, household experts and residents from different social backgrounds each had their own opinion on interior design. This study examines a highly underrated and barely studied aspect of interior decoration, wallpaper, and the (sometimes inconsistent) opinions of the aforementioned parties in that regard.