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Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture (MoDA): Designs


MoDA has around 40,000 original designs on paper. Most of the designs are for wallpapers and textiles.  They were created by the Silver Studio, which sold them to manufacturers around the country, between 1880 and the early1960s.

These designs are in a variety of media, including pencil, inks, charcoal, pastels and gouaches.

Silver Studio design, around 1885

Middlesex student film inspired by Silver Studio design

Middlesex Illustration student Sarah Kadrnka made a short film inspired by some of MoDA's Silver Studio designs 

Find Out More

You are very welcome to make an appointment to visit MoDA and see items from the museum's collections.  

Please email to arrange a time.

Have a look at our Silver Studio Reading List to get some background information