Vintage Scandinavian Verner Panton “Mira Spectrum” Textile, Country Of Origin: Scandinavia, Circa Date: Mid 20th Century – Verner Panton created the Mira Spectrum series in 1970. By this time in his career, he was a well-established midcentury modern designer who was known for his innovation and creativity. Panton used line and form to create pieces that went against the conventions being taught in design schools at the time. What emerged was a series the enveloped the viewer in a world of motion, color, line, and form. Many of his pieces appear to move and have a three-dimensional effect. His works are known for precision and simplicity.
This gorgeous, modern piece uses a color gradient that moves gently from plums to softer oranges with crimson and rusts in between. Saturated colors in spicy reds and the colors of the natural world are popular this year. If you want to include these colors in your modern, streamlined design, this is the perfect piece to complete the look.
Panton did not focus on the creation of individual pieces. He created entire curated rooms on a theme. Each of his rooms was intended to envelop the viewer and provided a multi-sensory experience. The Mira Spectrum series is one of the most iconic of his career. This textile would complete a Panton collection or a collection of midcentury artwork.
The size of this piece makes it perfect for a framed wall panel. The design itself is large-scale, and it has vertical motion. It is symmetrical, and it has the appearance of a vertically moving waveform. It is the perfect piece for adding height to the room. It could also be hung horizontally, where it would add length to the space. This is a rare find from an iconic artist who defined what would become known as the “Panton Era” of design.