Monday, October 13, 2014

Modern Print Monday: Marian Mahler

Marian Mahler, Mobiles, 1952

Marian Mahler (1911-1983), Britain

Marian Mahler was another Austrian who left Vienna in the 1930s as Hitler gained control. She
found asylum in London where her Viennese design training contributed to the classic mid-century British modernism.

Is this Mahler displaying her Linear Flowers print
for an ad for David Whitehead?

Linear Flowers

Mahler designed for various fabric companies,
but her work for David Whitehead captures the look best.

Whitehead hired Jacqueline Groag, Lucienne Day and
other innovative designers.

The  1951 trade fair and post-war celebration
of British design created a fashion for mid-century modern.

A few Mahler prints....

Mahler also did book cover design
in the 1940s

See an earlier post about her prints celebrating dishes and ceramics.

1 comment:

  1. Wow! I do remember this look in the 50's. Just love it. Thanks!