Tuesday, 22 January 2013

The Vintage Waiting Room Art That's Hooked The Shabby Chic Crowd

image credit: vintspiration cc

You might not know the brand name Marüshka, but if you lived in the United States in the 1970s or '80s, chances are its imagery is emblazoned in your brain. You may have blankly stared at a Marüshka silkscreen-on-canvas print while waiting at a doctor's office, in a hospital, or at a corporate headquarters.

Now this iconic, cheap wall art is hip with the shabby-chic set; one Chicago boutique is even repurposing original Marüshka designs for the spring. Collectors Weekly got an exclusive, inside scoop on where these pictures came from - and why they went away.

(thanks Lisa)

1 comment(s):

Ima said...

I don't remember these in waiting rooms, but I do remember Highlights Magazine and the weird-tasting water that came out of the Sparkletts dispenser.

Oh, and that people were still allowed to smoke in offices.