Vintage Scandinavian Verner Panton “Kurve” Textile, Country Of Origin: Scandinavia, Circa Date: Mid 20th Century – Kurve is a piece that was created by Verner Panton in 1960. Panton is one of the most iconic designers of midcentury art, textiles, and furniture. He is known for his use of color and form, with an emphasis on precision within the piece. Many of the existing textiles that we have today were once a part of a collection that included the furniture, lighting, and everything needed to create an immersive experience within the space. Many of Panton’s exhibitions were held on cruise ships so that he could emphasize this experience.
This piece is an example of a concept that became known as the “Panton Kurve.” It is still taught in design schools today as an essential form. It begins with three sets of concentric circles with the epicenter of the change in direction in the center of the middle circle. This is an example of the precision of his pieces. He also designed chairs and lighting based on this same principle.
The use of the Panton Kurve and color gradient in this piece gives it a three-dimensional effect. This is one of the characteristics that makes Panton’s work stand out among collectors. Now, many of these same principles are used to make animated films and create a 3D look on a flat screen. This is a gorgeous piece ranging from plums to pinks. The curvy figures seem to standout in space against the background. The rhythmic curves give it a calming feel, even though it uses energetic colors.
Panton was considered one of the most innovative designers of the mid-20th century, and an original piece by him is prized among collectors. The vibrant color and rhythm of the piece make it perfect for a contemporary interior where it will add a pop of color. It is perfect for a retro or retro-inspired piece, and it also works well in a streamlined, ultra-modern interior that uses simple lines and forms. It is a versatile, modern piece and an essential piece of artwork for the collector and aficionado of midcentury design. This piece is a small size that is perfect for framing.