Vintage Scandinavian Verner Panton “Gradient” Textile, Country Of Origin: Scandinavia, Circa Date: Mid 20th Century – This brilliant, citrusy, orange textile is recognizably the work of the iconic midcentury artist Verner Panton. Vibrant, lively colors and geometric shapes are being used to define modern interior designs. Panton’s work helped to define an era in design, and his work continues to influence contemporary artists. This piece is called “Gradient” and was created for his 1969 Décor I collection of pieces.
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 piece of fabric would have been used to create floor to ceiling curtains or other accent pieces within the collection. It is a generous piece of textile and will add a bold pop of color to the room. The colors will give the room a fresh and invigorating feel, making it the perfect addition to modern interior design.