Jack Denst Designs
This collection features some of Denst's most beloved designs. They have been remastered from his original wallpaper screens.
Jack Denst (1923 – 2009), counted his career in design collections, not years. A prolific, iconic figure in mid century modern design, Jack was part of the famous Bauhaus movement in America, personally taught by Maholy Nogy.
Winner of 22 American Institute of Interior Designers International Awards and recipient of the coveted Allman Award for valued contribution to the wallcovering industry, Denst found his wallcoverings and murals in the enviable position of an art form in the interior design field. Droll and fond of quips, he gave each of his works amusing titles, often getting inspiration from a vodka martini… a staple of the ‘jet set’ in those times.
Denst found he could most graphically illustrate the dramatic visual impact of his wallcovering designs through creating actual interiors. Both his Chicago townhouse and his year-round official residence in Beverly Shores, Indiana, have been featured at length in “Architectural Digest” magazine. In a field previously dominated by traditional and classic design, Denst thrived on contemporary pattern and color and created a demand for this bold new approach.