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Sidewall, Razzmatazz

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.

  • Cushion Cover (Greece)
  • silk embroidery on linen foundation.
  • Gift of Provident Securities Company from the Estate of Mr. and Mrs. William....
  • 1955-133-2
  • Sidewall (France)
  • block-printed on handmade paper.
  • Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt.
  • 1928-2-58

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

  • Sidewall, Ida
  • screen printed.
  • Gift of Arthur Sanderson & Sons, Ltd..
  • 1970-1-1
  • Sidewall (Germany)
  • block printed on handmade paper.
  • Gift of Deutsches Tapetenmuseum.
  • 1955-51-7

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

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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