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Textile, Grid

This is a Textile. It was designed by Scholten & Baijings and co-designed by Maharam Design Studio and produced by Maharam. It is dated 2014 and we acquired it in 2018. Its medium is 92% wool, 8% nylon. It is a part of the Textiles department.

Grid upholstery fabric is an exploration of color and line by Dutch designers, Stefan Scholten (b. 1972) and Carole Baijings (b. 1973). After making numerous sketches, textile studies, and samples that experimented with arrangements of parallel and perpendicular lines (see case behind you), the designers discovered how a grid can result from overlapping transparent layers and densities. The unusually long repeat of over 27 feet allowed the designers to create “individual differences within one product family.”

This object was donated by Maharam. It is credited Gift of Maharam.

  • Handmade Model Of Grid, Grid
  • tyvek and vilene (polyester), cotton-acetate blend.
  • Museum purchase from General Acquisitions Endowment Fund.
  • 2014-38-11

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Its dimensions are

H x W: 866.1 × 148.6 cm (28 ft. 5 in. × 58 1/2 in.) Repeat H x W: 833.1 × 142.2 cm (27 ft. 4 in. × 56 in.)

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Textile, Grid; Designed by Scholten & Baijings; Co-Designer: Maharam (United States); United Kingdom; 92% wool, 8% nylon; H x W: 866.1 × 148.6 cm (28 ft. 5 in. × 58 1/2 in.) Repeat H x W: 833.1 × 142.2 cm (27 ft. 4 in. × 56 in.); Gift of Maharam; 2018-25-10

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Making Design: Recent Acquisitions.

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