Florence Broadhurst is one of Australia's national treasures. Her iconic archive of ground breaking print designs has been a major design influence for over five decades.
From her humble beginnings in Australia’s rural Queensland, to her death in 1977 at the age of 78, Florence lived a series of vivid, exciting lives. A performer in the 20’s, a French couturier in the 30’s and post war she gained fame as a socialite and landscape painter.
At the age of 60 Florence started a luxury wallpaper print house and challenged the traditional design approach to color and scale. Florence’s archive contains over 500 wallpaper designs ranging from tapestries to geometrics, florals, psychedelic, and delightfully eccentric Chinoiserie. Her gorgeous and timeless designs have been applied to home textiles, home accessories and featured by designers such as Akira Isogawa and Kate Spade NY.