Design 105 was part of the Taliesin Line, named after Wright’s Wisconsin home. Believing that the design of furnishings was integral to the architecture of the home, Wright imagined this set of matching wallpapers and textiles, many inspired by architectural plans and elevations, affording homeowners the opportunity to create a unified interior.
American manufacturers began machine-printing wallpaper using rollers in the 1840s. Early rollers were carved from wood, used a raised surface to carry the pigment, and required a separate roller for each color. Rollers necessitated a smaller pattern repeat, as the standard 6-inch roller had an 18-inch circumference.