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"Gabon" Textile

Designed by Nathalie du Pasquier, French (active Italy), born 1957. Made for Memphis, Milan, Italy, 1980 - present. Made by Rainbow, Italy.

Geography:
Made in Italy, Europe

Date:
Designed 1982

Medium:
Printed cotton plain weave

Dimensions:
18 feet × 60 inches (548.6 × 152.4 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Costume and Textiles

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1983-119-1

Credit Line:
Gift of Furniture of the Twentieth Century, Inc., 1983

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Label:
The first textile designer to be associated with the Italian design collective Memphis, Nathalie du Pasquier designed fabrics with dense, angular, frenetic, colorful, and often discordant patterns. "Gabon" derives its name from the African country where du Pasquier travelled after leaving school, and combines the inspiration of African textiles, with the more Western influences of comic book graphics and rock music.