1. Bawden's work was inspired by nature, often with a hint of the mythical and mischievous. This wallpaper, found in the V&A archives, features mermaids, fishes, and crashing waves in blue, sand, and shadow tones
  2. Bawden's work was inspired by nature, often with a hint of the mythical and mischievous. This wallpaper, found in the V&A archives, features mermaids, fishes, and crashing waves in blue, sand, and shadow tones, pictured with mermaid artwork and wooden table with blue vase
  3. Bawden's work was inspired by nature, often with a hint of the mythical and mischievous. This wallpaper, found in the V&A archives, features mermaids, fishes, and crashing waves in blue, sand, and shadow tones, pictured with mermaid artwork
  4. Bawden's work was inspired by nature, often with a hint of the mythical and mischievous. This wallpaper, found in the V&A archives, features mermaids, fishes, and crashing waves in blue, sand, and shadow tones

Wave (1929)

By Edward Bawden
Regular price $200.00
Edward Bawden CBE RA (1903–1989) was one of the most significant artists of his time. His long career spanned much of of the twentieth century, and...

Edward Bawden CBE RA (1903–1989) was one of the most significant artists of his time. His long career spanned much of of the twentieth century, and comfortably straddled boundaries between the fine and applied arts. His work was inspired by nature, often with a hint of the mythical and mischievous humour as is evident in his Wave wallpaper.

Wave’s lattice form firmly frames the witty narrative. In a robust structure where the wave breaks intersect with the waves themselves there is an unexpected amount of movement – the mermaids and fish gleefully appear and disappear as the ‘starved’ inking on the waves adds to the effect of shimmering, broken light. As if we are all at sea.

This design is printed to order. Please order the correct amount of rolls needed to ensure continuity across batches.

Artist: Edward Bawden
Print:
Digital (originally from a lino print)
Roll Length: 10m
Trimmed Width: 52cm
Repeat: Straight
Repeat Length: 63.74cm
Colourway: Bawden Blue, Sand & Shadow

  • One tree planted for every roll sold
  • Working collaboratively with artists
  • Made in the UK
  • Free shipping for all UK samples
  • Worldwide shipping