A Soft Earthy Beautiful Circular Design Vintage Kreis Brown / Tan Colored Verner Panton Textile, Country Of Origin: Denmark, Circa Date: Mid 20th Century — Seven rows of three circles each sit atop a background of warm beige in this textile designed by the revered Dutch designer Verner Panton. As though cast in bright light, each circle contrasts against the backdrop in shades of beige, some almost white and some a rich chestnut brown. Panton was known for designing not just individual textiles or furniture but entire living spaces meant to seamlessly fuse function with aesthetics.
The “Kreis” series of Verner Panton’s textile fabrics is one of the more recognizable mid-20th century textile patterns. Panton’s designs defined an era, so much so that the “Panton Era” defined the iconic look of 1960s modern design. This is a mid century modern piece, but it also complements recent style trends perfectly. One of the latest trends is using colors that evoke the natural world within the interior space. The soft colors of earthy brown, taupe and cream of this textile reflect the natural world. But the Panting Kreis textile has a streamlined design that is perfect for contemporary, minimalist interiors.
Verner Panton was educated at the Royal Danish Academy of Art in Copenhagen. He almost immediately landed a position at the Arne Jacobsen architectural firm. It was not long until Panton proved himself to be a leader in design thought and creativity. His designs were based on precision, form, and color. He used these elements to create pieces that have a three-dimensional effect, and that seem to move.
This piece is a long and narrow size that makes it perfect for hanging on a wall as a tapestry or for using it to make smaller pillows and other furniture coverings. It will make a dramatic statement as a large-scale art piece in a modern design. This piece uses earthy colors against a softer cream background to emphasize contrast and form. This would make a beautiful addition to a room that uses the colors of this magnificent Panton textile as inspiration for the accessories.
The Panton “Kreis” textile series was created around the year 1970. It uses circular forms as the focus and main design. This vintage Panton Kreis textile is symmetrical on the vertical and horizontal planes which creates a perfectly balanced feel. Panton’s designs are highly collectible mid-century modern pieces. This one would complement a retro or retro-inspired room. One of the characteristics of Verner Panton pieces is that they were created as part of a set. His exhibitions were meant to envelop the visitor and engage all of the senses. This is a beautiful piece that represents the era and the artist.