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Product- Material: Surrealien Polka Dot Wallpaper (2014)*

Artist/Designer: Surrealien

Project Location: Unknown

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Primary Material(s):
Wall Paper

No Function Assigned.

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Significant Date(s):
21st Century

Additional Information:
Project Description:
This wallpaper attempts to manipulate the environment through the use of optical illusion in relation to architectural elements. In a sense, it is a literal interpretation of the power of the polka dot over a room's composition, the warped spots implying that the door and picture interrupted to the continual flow of polka dot pattern that envelops the space. In the same way that Missoni's interiors are unified by the polka dot, so to this wallpaper seeks to display the ability of the polka dot to unify. However, the paper communicates this message in a literal manner.

Publications/Texts in Print:
Patternity. Patternity. A New Way of Seeing: The inspirational power of pattern. London: Conran, 2015.

O'Meara, Kristi. The Pattern Base: Over 550 Contemporary Textile and Surface Designs. London: Thames & Hudson, 2015.

Stewart, Jude. Patternalia: An Unconventional History of Polka Dots, Stripes, Plaid, Camouflage, & Other Graphic Patterns. New York: Bloomsbury USA, 2013.

surrealien, wallpaper, polka dots, optical illusion, optical design, wall covering, Tom Hanke

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