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Vintage Scandi modern textiles

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Bauhaus/Vasarely-style vintage op art table runner

This Bauhaus-like Vasarely-style textile is in mint unused condition, and its woven op-art design is..

£75.00

Circular flower print large tablecloth made in Sweden 1960s/1970s

An original vintage circular tablecloth made in Sweden in the 1960s or 1970s, very likely by Alme..

£79.00

Classic 1950s midcentury modern Swedish fabric with leaves design

A length of strong, high-quality vintage cotton fabric screenprinted in a classic 1950s midcentury m..

£85.00

Concentric rings large circular target tablecloth made in Norway 60s/70s

This vintage circular tablecloth was made in Norway in the 1960s or 1970s and has a geometric target..

£67.00

Danish midcentury modern art print silkscreen tablemats

Offered for sale as a pair, these exceptional Danish midcentury modern tablemats were produced in De..

£75.00

Finlayson of Finland midcentury modern wool mix woven textile throw

Purchased in Finland, this vintage midcentury modern candystripe textile is in perfect as-new con..

£145.00

Finlayson of Finland vintage 1970s geometric Aalto curtain

This vintage single curtain measures 140 cm wide and has a drop of 123 cm. It is in excellent con..

£57.00

Finlayson of Finland vintage vivid flower design square tablecloth 1970s

In crisp, as-new condition, this vintage 1970s tablecloth measures 128 cm square and was produced in..

£72.00

Flowing abstract design fabric in warm earth colours vintage 1970s

This medium-weight furnishing fabric has a strongly slubbed texture and a flowing abstract design su..

£165.00

Four tablemats designed by Dorthe Bruun Rasmussen for Laurids Lønborg

A set of four circular table placemats produced in Denmark in the 1960s/70s by Laurds Lønborg wit..

£35.00

Georg Jensen Damask 1970s op art table place mats orange

These three tablemats were made in the 1970s and measure approximately 31 x 45 cm and are offered to..

£60.00

Georg Jensen Damask 1970s op art table place mats purple

These three tablemats were made in the 1970s and measure approximately 31 x 45 cm and are offered to..

£60.00

Huge curtain with geometric pop-art design in browns and beige, 1970s

Purchased in Denmark but possibly German in origin, this huge single curtain measures 548 cm in widt..

£215.00

Huge Danish trees textile art print 60s/70s

Signed within the artwork by Danish artist Mads Stage (1922–2004), this enormous art textile prin..

£199.00

Huge vintage 1970s 3d-effect cubes textile

Measuring 128 x 280 cm, this huge vintage cotton textile is hemmed on all sides and printed with ..

£55.00

Irish Linen Mills Capri brown polka dots tea towel 1970s

This vintage 1970s tea towel sports a polka dot design in dark coffee brown signed Capri, which may ..

£20.00

Large curtain with abstract Swedish design in blues and greens, 60s/70s

Purchased in Sweden, this large single curtain has a drop of 193 cm and measures 300 cm in width (it..

£165.00

Monochrome op art sunburst fabric unused 1970s

Measuring 122 x 208 cm, this mint and unused fabric is a lightweight and translucent polyester pr..

£29.00

Oval 60s/70s tablecloth huge vibrant flowers

In superb condition with no sign of previous use, this vintage 1960s/1970s intensely vivid cotton..

£65.00

Purple/blue psychedelic op-art warping chequerboard textile 1960s

This strong, heavyweight cotton textile was made in Denmark and has a op-art geometric chequerboa..

£199.00

Semi-translucent curtain with red bubbles design, 1960s/70s Danish

This single curtain with a red bubbles design in orange, pink and red on a white background measures..

£32.00

Single curtain by Boras Wavferi of Sweden with bold flowers design, 70s

This single vintage curtain was purchased in Sweden and is in excellent condition. It measures 120 c..

£69.00

Single curtain with bold geometric chainlink design, 1970s West Germany

This eye-catching textile is made from a strong manmade fibre in a textured weave like heavy slubbed..

£45.00

Six multicoloured vintage tablemats made in Denmark 1970s

A set of six printed cotton tablemats made in Denmark in the late 1970s. Condition is good with o..

£24.00

Swedish jute/hessian 1960s/70s tulips table runner fabric unused

Purchased in Sweden and measuring 34 cm wide and 3 metres in length, this vintage table runner fabri..

£99.00

Swedish midcentury modern autumn leaves vintage cotton canvas 1970s

This huge and heavy canvas-like cotton textile was made in Sweden in the 1970s and is a classic Swed..

£155.00

Swedish midcentury textile with reeds and bulrushes design in earth colours

Purchased in Sweden, this vintage midcentury textile measures 117 x 189 cm and is hemmed at top and ..

£125.00

Tablemats (2) Danish 60s green & blue slubbed fabric

A pair of 1960s Danish tablemats in excellent condition made from a heavy slubbed cotton fabric a..

£16.00

Vintage 60s/70s Finlayson purple slubbed open-weave placemats or napkins

Offered for sale as a set of five (the price listed is for all five), these vintage placemats or nap..

£36.00

Vintage headscarf with bold graphic design, 1970s

Measuring 67 x 68cm, this 1970s headscarf has a bold, hand-drawn graphic artwork in which a calligra..

£18.00

Vintage headscarf with concentric squares design in neutral colours, 1970s

Measuring 58 x 59 cm, this vintage 1970s headscarf has a Verner Panton-llike geometric design of con..

£28.00

Vintage headscarf with geometric curve design in warm neutrals, 1960s

Measuring 76 cm square, this vintage 1960s headscarf has a geometric curve design in warm neutral sh..

£20.00

Vintage headscarf with geometric design in reds and neutrals, 1970s

Measuring 64 x 68 cm, this vintage 1970s headscarf has a geometric design in two shades of red and b..

£25.00

Vintage headscarf with links design in orange and brown, 1960s

Measuring 64 x 68 cm, this vintage 1960s headscarf has a geometric links design in warm shades of or..

£15.00

Vintage headscarf with magenta waveform design

Measuring 66cm (26 inches) square, this vintage 1960's–1970's headscarf is made of a man-made tex..

£15.00

Vintage headscarf with midcentury modern artwork, 1950s/60s

This spectacular midcentury modern style headscarf measures 75 x 78cm and is in excellent condi..

£45.00

Vintage headscarf with psychedelic butterflies design, 1980s

Measuring 86 x 87 cm, this vividly coloured headscarf has a lustrous silky satin texture and is made..

£20.00

Vintage headscarf with psychedelic design in pinks and browns, 1960s

Measuring 67 cm square, this vintage 1960s headscarf has a psychedelic design in two shades of pink ..

£25.00

Vintage headscarf with psychedelic Vasarely-style op-art design, 1960s

Measuring 66 x 67 cm, this vintage 1960s headscarf has a psychedelic op-art design in cyan, purple a..

£28.00

Vintage scarf with stripes design in classic 1970s colours

Measuring 18 x 113cm and in excellent condition, this vintage polyester scarf has a design of stripe..

£16.50

Vivid satinised multicolour waveform fabric, 1960s

Measuring approx 128 x 130 cm, this bold vintage 1960s textile with its colourful abstract wave d..

£29.00

Scandi modern fabrics from the 50s, 60s & 70s

Scandinavian textile design in the period spanning the late 1950s through the 1960s through to the late 1970s can be roughly divided into three broad style categories:
– Stylised designs taken from nature, especially trees, leaves and flowers, as seen in the work of textile designers such as Maija Isola and Viola Gråsten. These designs are especially prevalent in Swedish textiles from the postwar era, with prominent producers including Borås Wäfveri.
– Geometric designs as seen in the work of designers such as Verner Panton. Outside Scandinavia, geometric fabric designs were also very popular in the midcentury era in Germany and the UK, with artists including Barbara Brown and Peter Perritt designing textiles for companies like Heals.
– Semi-abstract designs as seen in the work of fabric designers like Maija Isola and Marjatta Metsovaara. Textiles in this style were especially popular in Finland, where designs tended to be particularly bold and on a very large scale and were produced by companies including Marimekko, Tampella and Finlayson. In the UK, Heals and David Whitehead also produced many fabrics in this style, with notable designers including Lucienne Day, Marian Mahler and John Piper.

Why we love Scandi fabrics from the 50s, 60s & 70s

Many of the best Scandi modern fabric designs from the late 50s, 60s and 70s have proved to be perennial classics that have continued to resonate throughout the 50-plus years since they were created. Indeed, a number of textile designs from this era have been brought back into production and a significant proportion of today's contemporary fabrics have been directly inspired by Scandi designs from the midcentury and postwar period. We also love the unbeatable quality of original fabrics from the 50s, 60s and 70s, as well as their distinctive and highly characteristic colours and print techniques.

How to use Scandi fabrics from the 50s, 60s & 70s

We often use these stunning vintage fabrics in exactly the way they were originally intended – as curtains, as tablemats and tablecloths, or as headscarves. But our favourite tip is to use them as wall hangings, which emphasises their identity as the works of art they really are and is also a really easy and cost-effective way to introduce a strong Scandi midcentury modern ambience into a room.

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