Trend Watch: Educational Charts

updated May 4, 2019
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Vintage maps have been popular for quite a few years now, and as that trend starts to wane a bit, the new twist is the vintage educational chart. While traditionally hung from wooden dowel rods, some are more suited for framing or simply tacked up onto a wall. From flora and fauna to human anatomy, there is a subject matter to suit any style.

As more reproductions become available, the demand for authentic vintage charts with their crumpled characteristics grows. If you can’t seem to find the perfect educational chart, check out the compilation of imagery put together by collector Katrien Van der Schueren titled The Art of Instruction.

Top Row:

  1. A Vintage German Antarctica map chart in a kid’s room from Mini Piccolini
  2. The grey tones of a sea animal provide a tranquil setting from The Boo and The Boy
  3. A numerical chart gives a graphic statement from An Indian Summer
  4. Vintage charts fit in with the feel of this eclectic living room. DCW Design
  5. Insect charts make for great styling at Restoration Hardware

Bottom Row:

  1. A gorgeous insect chart from Full Bloom
  2. A well styled ornithology chart from Wallas Verden
  3. These vintage curiosities first popped up on Apartment Therapy back in 2006 in a house tour of Amy’s Retro Ravenswood Apartment
  4. Vintage Flora and Fauna charts featured in the window of Designers Guild in London
  5. A wide variety of charts hung gallery wall style from Little Nostalgia