Vintage Scandinavian Verner Panton “Gradient” Textile, Country Of Origin: Scandinavia, Circa Date: Mid 20th Century – This gorgeous green textile by Verner Panton is an essential for the midcentury collector. The selvage of the fabric contains information about textile and contains Verner Panton’s signature, which makes it a rare find. This piece is called “Gradient” and was created for his famous 1969 Décor I collection.
Panton’s work often used scale and color to create a sensory experience within the space. This was the case, whether it involved a full-scale Panton exhibit or pieces for the home. Retro and retro-inspired designs are a trend that is being featured in many popular interior design magazines, both online and off. This piece is an essential for a midcentury collection.
The years 1969 and 1970 were the years when Panton created some of his more iconic pieces for home interiors. The textiles were created to be a part of a set that was made to evoke a certain feeling within the space. This textile pairs perfectly with the Panton’s famous injection-molded plastic S chair or a set of flowerpot pendant lights.
Panton’s interiors are lively and optimistic. He often worked with psychologists to understand how color affects human emotion. The scale of the stripes and the color gradient work to create movement in both the horizontal and vertical directions.
The bold green stripes of this piece have an organic yet modern feel. It is the perfect size for framing as a piece of classic midcentury art. It is perfect for the collector, and it would make an excellent complement to a minimalist or Scandinavian modern interior.
This textile is a colorful and contemporary piece from a midcentury artist who remains popular for creating both retro and retro-influenced room designs. If your style is streamlined and features modern steel and glass, this piece will add color to the design, while still allowing you to preserve the simple lines of the space.