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1981

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1983

  • Work on this object ended.

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Sample (Italy), 1981–83

This is a Sample. It was designed by Nathalie Du Pasquier. It is dated 1981–83 and we acquired it in 1995. Its medium is cotton and its technique is printed. It is a part of the Textiles Department department.



Well known as a member of the Italian design group Memphis, purveyors of playful postmodern style, Natalie Du Pasquier worked to break design hierarchies, mixing high and lowbrow motifs in saturated colors. Perhaps referencing the high fashion history of Kashmir shawls, Du Pasquier balances this paisley pattern with polka dots and zig zags.

This object was donated by Nathalie Du Pasquier. It is credited Gift of Natalie du Pasquier.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 32 x 18.5 cm (12 5/8 x 7 5/16 in.)

Cite this object as

Sample (Italy), 1981–83; Designed by Nathalie Du Pasquier (French, active Milan, b. 1957); cotton; H x W: 32 x 18.5 cm (12 5/8 x 7 5/16 in.); Gift of Natalie du Pasquier; 1995-101-7

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Paisley.

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