5 more wallpapers and fabrics from famous New Yorker cartoonist Saul Steinberg

Following yesterday’s post on Saul Steinberg’s wonderful “Views of Paris” wallpaper, which was designed in 1946 and still is available today, I started nosing around some more on Schumacher’s website. I found five more designs for wallpaper and/or fabrics all reproduced from the 1950s originals. Amazing! Gorgeous! Gonna cost you! I think the one above — “Trains” wallpaper by Saul Steinberg for Schumacher — also might have some appeal to our steampunk kin. Note, the Schumacher page for this print does not identify it as a Steinberg design. But, I found a reference to it in another listing. But now I want to know: What happened to “Horses”? Click thru to see 4 more beautiful designs.

“Opera” cotton table fabric, designed by Saul Steinberg, discovered in the archives as an original Greeff print.

“Aviary” wallpaper designed by Saul Steinberg and sold by Schumacher. This is also available in a black-on-white print.

“Opera” fabric, designed by Saul Steinberg, for Schumacher. Originally a Greeff print. Available in aqua (above) and natural colorways.

And this was hardest to find on the website — ironically. “New York New York” wallpaper and fabric, Saul Steinberg for Schumacher. It is not identified on the site as a Steinberg design, but I found a reference elsewhere on the web, and assume it to be true.

  1. MrsErinD says:

    I love the aqua Opera especially! They all are great, and love the cartoony styling it reminds me so much of the 60s and the Pink Panther cartoons.

  2. Roberta Nickelsen says:

    The Steinberg wallpaper and fabrics were actually originally part of the Patterson-Piazza company. Decorators Walk, a fabric and furnishings company to the trade and based in NYC bought PP in the 1970’s. The Steinberg patterns sold consistantly well up until the time that Schumacher bought Decorators Walk and their archives in 2002. A testament to their classic appeal. Schumacher bought Greeff several years prior to that, but the Steinberg prints were not part of Greeff’s archives. I was VP Design for Decorators Walk and Design Director for the DW division of Schumacher. I was also a Greeff designer in the 1970’s.

  3. Sheila Schwartz says:

    The wallpaper/fabric illustrated above, entitled “New York New York,” is not by Saul Steinberg. It was erroneously attributed to Steinberg by Schumacher in 2003, but removed when The Saul Steinberg Foundation informed Schumacher of the error.
    Sheila Schwartz
    Executive Director
    The Saul Steinberg Foundation

  4. Oliva says:

    I wonder how muche the aviary wallpaper should be for a whole room. They don’t want to tell the price unless you register and be approved!

  5. faith stapleton says:

    Thanks for these, they are wonderful. I secretly want the birds for a wall in my bath but know the adult kids will think it is time for ole mom not to have any sharp objects on site. Also still hoping to find a black and white Don Quixote/Picasso wallpaper seen about ten years ago. Also a stylized San Francisco Victorian house and tree (which I had 43 years ago.) I shall hang in there a bit longer.

    be well, enjoy, f

  6. Robin says:

    My sisters and I inherited a large original print of Trains (printed on silk) that belonged to my mother. She bought it in the early 50s. Since only one sister can enjoy the print, I just recently bought a roll of wallpaper, 6 repeats per roll, and will frame them so we can all had an image.
    The wall paper is great quality, screen printed with vibrant blacks and colors. Schumacher doesn’t skimp on quality and worth every penny.

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