This vintage clock from the 1950-1960 period might
be described as atomic in style today but sunburst is probably the period description.
The idea of a center circle with radiating points
may be the classic image for mid-century modern
upholstery and drapery fabric.
And feedsack florals.
British designer Robert Stewart may have been the innovator
who popularized the sunburst.
You find radiating line imagery often in mid-century British design.
Here Lucienne Day called it Dandelion.
It's also a Marimekko look as in
this design by Sanna Annuko
CBS's Sunday Morning uses the sun/sunburst image
as it's signature.
Bradbury & Bradbury "Doodle" wallpaper
Reproductions don't require much to evoke the classic minimalism.
Atomic Age by Casey York
Atomic Pinwheels by Little Red Hen Patterns
This reproduction print inspired a few recent quilts.
From Michael Miller
Vintage or reproduction? It's hard to tell.
And Lucienne Day here: