5.04.2009

Legends of Design: Florence Broadhurst

Florence Broadhurst was an eccentric visionary designer born in Queensland, Australia in 1899. By the time of her death in 1977, Florence had become an international design icon with her inventive and vibrant wallpaper and fabric designs. Somehow, she still found the time to run a trucking company, a dress salon, playing marbles, and campaign for women's rights. She was also a talented contralto, winning several singing competitions and becoming a musical comedy star in the Far East! I love me some Broadhurst.
The Divine Miss Florence Herself

Just a Sample of Her Way Ahead of Their Time Designs









6 comments:

devlo said...

Gorgeous wallpapers! Especially the geometric ones.

Kate said...

It's wonderful how the designs could easily have been designed today...she was definitely ahead of her time!

hexxx said...

Another pleasant example of what we can learn from history. =)

Stacie said...

Wow...those patterns are to-die-for!

Really like your blog! Thanks for commenting on mine!

I have actually switched from my lemonade blog over to a new one ... http://hauteshots.net/blog

Hope to see you over there!

Stacie

hazel said...

These are terrific! Love them!

hazel said...

These are terrific! Love them!

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