Object Timeline

  • We acquired this object.


  • Work on this object began.



  • You found it!

Digital Print, Peony, 2014

This is a Digital print. It was manufactured by Maharam. It is dated 2014. Its medium is digitally printed on 48% cellulose, 35% latex, 17% nylon. It is a part of the department.

Dutch graphic designer Karel Martens devised a system of multicolored icons to reflect his experiments with overlapping colors and forms. Thousands of these patterned pixels are algorithmically arranged to create the massive peony seen on this scalable wallpaper.

It is credited Courtesy of Maharam.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 276.9 × 426.7 cm (9 ft. 1 in. × 14 ft.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color.

There are restrictions for re-using this image. For more information, visit the Smithsonian’s Terms of Use page.

For higher resolution or commercial use contact ArtResource.

If you would like to cite this object in a Wikipedia article please use the following template:

<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/2318793368/ |title=Digital Print, Peony, 2014 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=7 February 2023 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>