Textile, "Lippen", 1968
Technique: printed on plain weave. Gift of Evan Snyderman and Zesty Meyers of R 20th Century and museum purchase from General Acquisitions Endowment Fund. 2011-36-1.
- Designed by Verner Panton
What is this?
Length of orange cotton printed with large, photo-realist lips, in slightly paler orange.
Why is this in our collection?
Lippen was initially part of Visiona 0, an exhibition designed by Verner Panton for the 1968 Cologne Furniture Fair. The installation showcased a futurist environment that included furniture, lighting, and textiles, the combination of which produced a visually interesting and virtually psychedelic effect. Round rooms of various colors were bedecked with draperies and round carpets printed with large photorealist representations of hands, feet, eyes, ears, and mouths (as seen in this textile). The model for these body parts was the designer’s wife, Marianne. Color was a central element in all of Panton’s designs for interiors, furniture and, in particular, textiles, which became the most important... more