Vintage Scandinavian Verner Panton “Checkers II” Textile, Country Of Origin: Scandinavia, Circa Date: Mid 20th Century – Verner Panton was one of the most influential designers of the mid-20th century. He studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. From 1950-1952 he worked for the famous Danish architectural design firm, Arne Jacobsen. However, the relationship between Panton and Arne Jacobsen would be a troubled one.
Panton was known for his innovative geometric designs that did not seem to fit into the established design standards of the time. In 1955, Panton began his own firm, where he could create his own design style that would eventually become iconic in the world of mid century design.
Panton was known for creative displays for exhibitions that enveloped visitors in the simple lines and vivid colors of his artwork. His pieces were intended to be a complete set that included the furniture, accessories, and textiles to create a visual impact within the space.
Panton’s artwork was known for its three-dimensional qualities that seem to leap from the flat surface and give dimension to the work. This textile is titled Checkers II and is in a range of teal blues from saturated to light. The vibrant colors of the piece are fresh yet dramatic.
This is a smaller piece of fabric that would be perfect for framing to create a dramatic piece of artwork for the wall. Originally Panton’s textiles were used to create accessories and for curtain panels that spanned from the floor to the ceiling.
The Checkers II pattern was created in 1969 and was reproduced in many different color patterns. It appears to be a piece of pixelated pyramids that seem to extend from the flat surface towards the viewer. This is an exquisite, highly collectible piece of artwork from a designer whose work defined an era. It is perfect for an ultra-modern, streamlined interior space.