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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

This is a textile from Switzerland. It is dated 1973 and we acquired it in 2011. Gift of Evan Snyderman and Zesty Meyers of R 20th Century and museum purchase from General Acquisitions Endowment Fund.

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Its medium is

medium: viscose/polyester gauze technique: printed and chemical burn-out

Its dimensions are

Warp x Weft: 79.7 x 121.9 cm (31 3/8 in. x 48 in.)

This object has been tagged:

This object was made for Mira-X International Furnishings, Inc. and printed by Taunus Textildruck Zimmer and designed by Verner Panton

This object was fund: General Acquisitions Endowment and catalogued by Susan J. Brown and donated by R 20th Century

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