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Lot 6127

Vintage Pink “Kurve” Verner Panton Textile 3 ft 10 in x 3 ft 10 in (1.17 m x 1.17 m)

Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000

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A Wonderful Mid Century Modern Vintage Verner Panton Fabric Textile. Country Of Origin: Denmark, Mid 20th Century

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Lines which wander gently back and forth in waves and curves from light pink to dark red and back again decorate this art rendered by Vernon Panton. The print could be a cotton candy road in a fantasy realm with its use of light and dark reds. Panton leaves the subject matter up to the viewer’s imagination while remaining true to his vision of modern design. Panton uses playfully inviting elements of art to create appealing visions of design and decor.

This happy colored vintage Panton Kurve textile is recognizably the work of the iconic mid century modern artist Verner Panton. Vibrant, lively colors and wavy shapes are being used to define modern interior designs. The vintage Panton textile fabrics can help to define an era in design, and his work continues to influence contemporary artists to this very day. This piece is called “Kurve” and is a wonderful example of the iconic mid century modern design.

Panton’s work was sometimes referred to as “psychedelic,” and he is even credited by some as having coined the phrase “groovy.” However, whether this is the case or not, his work defined an era and made an indelible mark on modern design.

Panton attended the Royal Danish Academy of Art and began his career at the Danish Architectural firm Arne Jacobsen. However, Panton’s vision was considered avant-garde, and he soon broke from his early mentors to pursue his vision. His vision was bright, colorful, and filled with optimism about the future. He strayed from the traditional use of natural woods and soft colors that defined Danish modern interiors. He embraced the potential that newly developed materials, such as plastic and foam, held for new creative possibilities in interior design.

As the years went by, Panton’s designs became more vivid and colorful. He worked with psychologists to understand how color affected mood and emotion. The years 1969 and 1970 marked the years when some of his most famous pieces were created. Panton exhibits were a sensory explosion of color and form. His Décor I collection was created so that people could bring this design concept into their own homes.

This pinkish color Kurve fabric would have been probably used to create floor to ceiling curtains or other covered accent pieces within the collection. It is a generous textile and will add a happy splash and pop of color to the room. The colors will give the room a fresh and invigorating feel, making it the perfect addition to modern interior design.


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