Florence Broadhurst Designer Blinds
Blinds in Print is excited to launch the Florence Broadhurst by Materialised range – a collection from one of Australia’s most recognisable wallpaper & textile designers!
Whilst many Australians and design enthusiasts from around the world know Florence for her unique and luxurious textile & wallpaper patterns, the story of her life along with the mystery sounding her death are just as captivating.
Born in 1899 in QLD, Broadhurst lived fascinating life, that took her to the United Kingdom and parts of Asia before returning to Australia where she built a hugely successful luxury textile and wallpaper business.
Creativity and charisma are the hallmarks of her life which included time as a singer & performer, leading a finishing school in Shanghai, a French courtier dressing the rich and famous, an artist and designer.
In 1959 Broadhurst established Australian Wallpapers Pty Ltd in Sydney. She created hundreds of beautiful screen printed wallpapers and textiles, all drawn by hand. Florence’s unique and luxurious patterns with rich and vibrant colours reflect her flamboyant personality and style.
Brightly coloured peacocks were a feature, as were bold geometrical, striped and floral designs. At it's peak, the company, now known as Florence Broadhurst Wallpapers Pty Ltd, was exporting to North America, the UK, Kuwait, Peru, Norway & France.
In October 1977, Broadhurst was brutally murdered in her Paddington wallpaper studio. The mystery surrounding her death has never been solved.
After a period of relative obscurity which followed her death, Florence Broadhurst designs have been catapulted back into the spotlight thanks to an award winning biography and documentary about her life. Thanks to the work of Signature Prints and the Signature Design Archive these amazing designs have been brought to life and used across textiles, home furnishings and wallpapers around the world.
The Florence Broadhurst collection which Materialised has made available to Blinds in Print consists of both iconic and lesser known designs. We’ve adapted the colours to match trends while keeping true to Florence’s style.
We believe that Florence's designs are perfect for blinds. A Florence design will brighten up any room. And a blind is the perfect way to incorporate a Florence design into a home or office without overpowering.
To view Florence Broadhurst by Materialised range with Blinds in Print Click Here or please get in touch if you would like to know more about her collaboration with Blinds in Print.