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Ljungbergs Pythagoras, 1952

Designed by Sven Markelius for Ljungbergs, 1952

Hand printed with a double repeat and requires 18 screens. 15 colors create this dramatic design. The orange colorway hangs in the U.N. (71″x57″)

Buy it here, if you have money to burn. (And if you have enough cash left over, buy one for me, too! I’ll take orange, thx.)

It’s like the secret love child of Alexander Girard’s “Checker Split” fabric and that door in SoHo I’m crazy about:

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  • Reply theonly October 5, 2009 at 12:30 am

    Newburgh got a mention on “Mad Men” tonight….

  • Reply Anna at D16 October 5, 2009 at 12:39 am

    Oh yeah? What was the mention?

  • Reply Nidhi October 5, 2009 at 1:07 am

    I love that door too 🙂 see

    and those patterns are fabulous!

  • Reply Kerry October 5, 2009 at 6:35 am

    ha ha, ‘secret love child’. That’s SO what it looks like!

  • Reply Magchunk October 5, 2009 at 12:09 pm

    Reminds me of these on 20X200 (but a little different)… http://www.20×

    That door is pretty rad.

  • Reply Anna at D16 October 5, 2009 at 12:33 pm

    Magchunk, I love geometric textiles and design — thanks for the link! 🙂

  • Reply Anna Elena October 5, 2009 at 2:06 pm

    Did you see this post on AT? These backgammon boards look a lot like that SoHo door!

  • Reply Anna at D16 October 5, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    *GASP* Those backgammon boards are GORGEOUS! Wow.

  • Reply Dieuwy October 5, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    Anna, I think you will like this bedding:

  • Reply siescierto October 5, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    I am in love with that door too!

  • Reply Malin October 5, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    Oh, that is my favorite pattern of all time! Everytime I visit our I just have to go and see it. Thank god it’s a part of the permanent collection.

  • Reply Michelle October 5, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    oh my goodness, this is crazy expensive! poor college students cant afford such luxury, lol. great pattern though. =) i think i like the blue myself. now, if they had purple, i MIGHT be willing to trade in a couple of classes for one… =P just kidding.

  • Reply Ninainvorm October 6, 2009 at 10:07 am

    Beautiful! I read on Elisabeth Dunker’s blog about this book:

    Maybe start with that first if you don’t have money to burn… 😉

  • Reply zee October 6, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    Back gammon, bed linen and crazy expensive wall hangings, oh my! All gorgeous. Can I add my coffee table to the link love?

  • Reply April October 7, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    You should check out some of Todd Chilton’s work, you would probably like it! It reminds me of this.

  • Reply Kara October 7, 2009 at 11:38 pm

    These were in my dream last night! Ever since I saw this post I’ve not been able to get them off my mind!

    And those backgammon boards, now I want to learn to play!

  • Reply arroyo October 9, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    Ironically, I was looking at Marimekko fabric online today, and came upon this. It is stunning! If I had the cash, I’d go for it. Really exceptional.

  • Reply Welcome Home October 10, 2009 at 8:41 am

    so, so good!

  • Reply Linn April 23, 2014 at 6:51 am


    you can also by pythagoras as a wallpaper in sweden. here is the link to the collection

    thought you might like it

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