Mid Century Modern Vintage Kurve Verner Panton Textile, Country Of Origin: Denmark, Circa Date: Mid 20th Century — Verner Panton vintage textile in grays features one of Panton’s most famous patterns, The Kurve (Curve). Three vertical rows of the curve pattern showcase eight curves each with the colors expanding from white to dark charcoal and shades of gray in between. The color variation in the curves is ombre-like and creates a sense of wave-like movement. The simple minimalist pattern sits on a light gray background and runs the full length of the textile.
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 soft color vintage MCM Panton Kurve fabric textile would have been probably used to create floor to ceiling curtains or other covered accent pieces within the collection. It is a generous artistic textile and will add a touch of artistic sophistication to any room.. The soft colors will give the room a calming feel, making it the perfect addition to modern interior design.