Textile, "Finesse: Circle", 1973 Medium: viscose/polyester gauze Technique: printed and chemical burn-out. Gift of Evan Snyderman and Zesty Meyers of R 20th Century and museum purchase from General Acquisitions Endowment Fund. 2011-36-2.
What is this?
Brown and light brown circles printed on a white background with smaller "burn-out' circles within the larger circles.
Why is this in our collection?
Finesse: Circle, one of Verner Panton’s more innovative and unusual fabrics produced during the early 1970s, is printed and has areas of burn out within the printed circles. This process creates a semi-translucent textile that, when held up to the light, creates a dappled effect and a feeling of three-dimensionality. The Finesse series also included Square and Curve. Color was a central element in all of Panton’s designs for interiors, furniture and, in particular, textiles, which became the most important vehicle for color in his futurist environments. Born in Denmark, Panton lived and worked most of his life in Basel, Switzerland, where by the mid-1950s he was an internationally acclaimed interior... more