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.
Our curators have highlighted 9 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:
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; 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