Albany X Mini Moderns Now Live

August 24th, 2020

To celebrate 100 years of Albany paint and wallpapers, a new collection of special prints has been created by the fabulous Keith Stephenson and Mark Hampshire at Mini Moderns

Keith and Mark were given free rein to create two new patterns, from a decade of their choice, to mark the occasion. Unsurprisingly, based on the duo’s signature style, the pair were immediately drawn to the mid-century years of the 1950s and 1960s and so Atelier and FAB! were born.

Melanie Adams, Head of Wallpaper and Retail Development at Brewers “We’ve always enjoyed working with Mini Moderns and love Mark and Keith’s energy and passion for their designs and so I was thrilled when they agreed to create two exclusive papers for us to celebrate 100 years of Albany.  The designs are perfect, we are over the moon with the results and are sure our customers will be too”

The designers say that the collaboration with Albany has been extremely rewarding. “This has been a dream collaboration for a pair of mid-century nuts like us”, say Mark and Keith. “We’ve worked closely with Melanie Adams and Alice Bell (Wallpaper & Fabrics Category Manager at Brewers), who gave us total creative freedom. We’ve enjoyed exploring the possibilities of some new production techniques too. We are so excited to launch the two new prints and we’re certain that the designs will appeal to our core fans and people new to our brand.”

The Albany X Mini Moderns designs are both paste the wall and are exclusively available, in celebration of 100 years of Albany, from wallpaperdirect.com and brewers.co.uk


Atelier, a fifties inspired design, is based on the treasured finds of Keith and Mark’s visits to the galleries and markets of Paris. The paper features hand drawn shapes and forms of vintage home accessories inspired by mid-century European art. Atelier is surface printed on a luxurious fibrous paper for added texture and tactility and is shown below in Snow & Gold, Midnight & Copper, Rose Marais, and Sage.

Taking its name from Fab 208 pop magazine, FAB! is very much drawn from the sixties and features a bold, large scale geometric print. Taking inspiration from Pop, Op and Hard Edge painting movements, Keith and Mark also drew upon their love of sixties fashion for the design, from Carnaby Street to Mary Quant and interiors by Verner Panton. FAB! is shown below in British Lichen & Gold, Harvest Orange, Mustard and Washed Denim & Copper.