From Atoms to Patterns – Wellcome Collection

Wellcome Collection

'From Atoms to Patterns' explored the influence of X-ray crystallography on designs shown at the Festival of Britain of 1951. At that time, artists and makers derived pattern from scientists' diagrams of atomic structures, that were then applied to fabric, wallpaper, flooring, ceramics and furniture. One large polychrome element was designed to display the exhibits, that were in the main, loaned from the V&A and the Science Museum. The project was curated by Lesley Jackson. The graphic design was by Graphic Thought Facility.

"A highly focused presentation, set in a suitably retro exhibition design"

Ann Coxon

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