This object has no known copyright, and as such we offer a high-resolution image of it. See our image rights statement.


See more objects with the tag interior, domestic, home, wallcovering, grass, floral, foliage, stylized.

See more objects with the color darkslategrey lightgrey darkgrey darkslategrey or see all the colors for this object.

Object Timeline


  • Work on this object began.


  • Work on this object ended.


  • We acquired this object.




  • You found it!

Sidewall, Daphnis, ca. 1921

This is a Sidewall. It was made for Wiener Werkstätte. It is dated ca. 1921 and we acquired it in 1930. Its medium is machine-printed paper. It is a part of the Wallcoverings department.

Dagobert Peche went to Vienna in 1906 to study architecture at the Technische Hochschule. In 1911 he was introduced to Josef Hoffman, founder of the Wiener Werkstatte, and soon began designing textiles for the Wiener Werkstatte, working on a freelance basis until 1915, when he became a full member. A number of Peche wallpaper designs were included in the first Wiener Werkstatte collection produced in 1914. Many of Peche’s wallpaper designs are based on plant forms found in nature.

It is credited Gift of Frankl Galleries.

Our curators have highlighted 7 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

Its dimensions are

Overall: 48 x 53 cm (18 7/8 x 20 7/8 in.)

It is inscribed

On margin is printed: "Wiener Werkstatte, Daphnis' Entwurf Dagobert Peche".

Cite this object as

Sidewall, Daphnis, ca. 1921; Made for Wiener Werkstätte (Austria); Germany; machine-printed paper; Overall: 48 x 53 cm (18 7/8 x 20 7/8 in.); Gift of Frankl Galleries; 1930-11-1-c

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Hewitt Sisters Collect.

This object may be subject to Copyright or other restrictions.

You are welcome to make fair use of this image under U.S. Copyright law and in compliance with our terms of use. Please note that you are responsible for determining whether your use is fair and for responding to any claims that may arise from your use.

For higher resolution or commercial use contact ArtResource.

If you would like to cite this object in a Wikipedia article please use the following template:

<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url= |title=Sidewall, Daphnis, ca. 1921 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=18 October 2019 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>