Florence Broadhurst

In 1959 Florence Broadhurst established Australian (Hand Printed) Wallpapers Pty Ltd., which later became Florence Broadhurst Wallpapers Pty Ltd, advertised as “the only studio of its kind in the world”.
Her brightly-coloured geometric and nature-inspired oversized designs were all hand printed. Technical advances made in her studio included printing onto metallic surfaces, the development of a washable, vinyl-coating finish and a drying rack system that allowed her wallpapers to be produced in large quantities. By 1972, her wallpapers reportedly contained around 800 designs in eighty different colours, while by the mid-1970s she monopolised the quality end of the Australian market and was exporting worldwide.(photo via)

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In 1926 she established the Broadhurst Academy in Shanghai, offering tuition in violin, pianoforte, voice production, banjolele playing, modern ballroom dancing, classical dancing, musical culture and journalism.
Make sure you check the first link to her bio, which is astonishing!

4 thoughts on “Florence Broadhurst

  1. i certainly did i will order the book sounds like a movie but she was a bit a movie star herself check the site with fabrics and wallpapers looks great but incredible expensive x
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    xx ultradollss

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