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Textile, Stainless Steel Longitude, 2006

This is a Textile. It was designed by June Swindell and manufactured by Salt.. It is dated 2006 and we acquired it in 2007. Its medium is stainless steel, cotton, viscose and its technique is hand-woven plain weave. It is a part of the Textiles Department department.

Longitude is an open structure made with stainless steel yarns, which can change radically in appearance from day to night, depending on the amount of light traveling through or being reflected off the surface. The meandering warp in its transparent structure invites the eye to travel along the surface as well.
Since 1997, the Salt has been experimenting with the ways in which materials and textures absorb, reflect, and filter light. Because the firm has focused on window treatments, it is concerned with privacy, with managing light, and with the appearance of different materials in day and evening lighting. Many of Salt’s textiles play with sheerness and opacity—areas to look at and to look through, surfaces that attract the eye, and others that allow light and vision to pass through. Longitude, together with Horsehair and Kingfisher Floats, will update a collection of casement and architectural textiles with similar concerns from such important designers as Anni Albers, Marianne Strengell, and Jack Lenor Larsen.

This object was donated by June Swindell. It is credited Gift of June Swindell, Salt UK Ltd..

Its dimensions are

Overall: 323 x 78 cm (10 ft. 7 3/16 in. x 30 11/16 in.)

Cite this object as

Textile, Stainless Steel Longitude, 2006; Designed by June Swindell (British, b. 1972); England; stainless steel, cotton, viscose; Overall: 323 x 78 cm (10 ft. 7 3/16 in. x 30 11/16 in.); Gift of June Swindell, Salt UK Ltd.; 2007-10-3

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