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Sidewall, Razzmatazz, 1967

This is a Sidewall. It was manufactured by Stamford Wallpaper Co.. It is dated 1967 and we acquired it in 1969. Its medium is screenprinted and flocked on machine-made paper. It is a part of the Wallcoverings department.

Razzmatazz reflects the period’s taste for op art, which exploited how the eye perceives a dissonant figureground interaction. These papers were intended to be used sparingly, as accents balanced by unadorned adjacent walls. The black flock creates a tactile experience and gives the design a greater sense of depth.

It is credited Gift of William Justema.

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Its dimensions are

H x W: 247 x 76 cm (97 1/4 x 29 15/16in.)

It is inscribed

Printed in left selvedge: Razzmatazz / a Justema Wallpattern ©"

Cite this object as

Sidewall, Razzmatazz, 1967; Manufactured by Stamford Wallpaper Co. (United States); USA; screenprinted and flocked on machine-made paper; H x W: 247 x 76 cm (97 1/4 x 29 15/16in.); Gift of William Justema; 1969-70-3

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibitions Making Design and The Cooper-Hewitt Collections: A Design Resource.

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