Datos curiosos de los chinos y papel tapiz

Curious facts about the Chinese and wallpaper

Wallpaper has a history dating back to ancient China, specifically during the Qin Dynasty. The Chinese began using rice paper, creating the first rudimentary forms of wallpaper.

Already in 1830 in England, Jean Baptiste Reveillon developed the first roll of wallpaper, its success was such that he did not hesitate to invest his wife's dowry. The designs were inspired by architectural textiles, landscapes and flowers. They were mainly used in bathrooms and kitchens. In 1783 the first paper produced by Jean Baptiste Reveillon was used by the Montgolfier brothers' first hot air balloon and launched in Versailles, being a great event.

At first, wallpaper was used more on ceilings than on walls. Many have been preserved to this day such as that of Christ College at the University of Cambridge.

The golden age of wallpaper would come in the 60s and 70s. Its use declined a bit and its rebound came in our 21st century, with the arrival of the digital era with its modern printing systems.

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