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The Design Library

The Signature Prints Design Library – an archive of approximately 7,500 original hand-drawn designs – is now part of the Australian Museum of Design.

 

Created in 2022, The Australian Museum of Design aims to preserve these unique pieces of design history through a careful archiving process, and to then make these designs available to the world through a state-of-the-art virtual museum.

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Be a part of Australian design history – become an investor in the Australian Museum of Design!

 

The Australian Museum of Design (AMD) has launched an ASIC approved crowd source funding campaign which is being managed by company Birchal on their CSF platform. The aim of the campaign is to raise funds to support the extensive archiving process of over 7,500 designs, as well as the creation of the unique virtual museum.

Learn more about the museum here:

https://www.australianmuseumdesign.com.au/

About the Designs

 

The range of designs within the library gives a fascinating insight into the changes in fashions that have occurred in Australian design over the course of even a few decades from the 1960’s to the 1990’s – from the daring, boldly coloured florals of the 60’s, the retro geometrics of the 70’s, the wild fashions of the 80’s and beyond. Restoration wallpapers, borders and frieze designs that were used in many notable historic houses and government buildings sit alongside contemporary fashion prints designed and printed in Australia for some of the country’s most iconic fashion houses. Many of the most popular and enduring design styles are represented including art nouveau, art deco, chinoiserie, as well as some true ‘Australiana’.

To date, approximately 400 designs have been scanned and archived.

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The Australian Museum of Design uses Signature Prints exclusively for wallpaper or fabric silk screen hand printing. Signature Prints continues to access designs from the Museum for use in our hand screen printed wallpaper and textile collection releases. The designs are also still available for bespoke printing projects for wallpaper, fabrics and printed roller blinds ­­­through Signature Prints.

Investors in Australian Museum of Design will be entitled to Trade discounts of up to 20% off purchases of wallpaper or fabrics hand screen-printed by Signature Prints, amongst other rewards.

The establishment of the museum will also present increased opportunities for design licensing and other innovative uses such as a limited edition range of NFT’s. More information will become available about these options in due course.

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Signature Prints Magnolia hand printed wallpaper SPW-MGW08

Feature Collection: Noel Lyons

This collection introduces Magnolia, Hydrangea, Strelitzia and Treillage - designed by Noel Lyons in the 1970's.

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