Vintage Scandinavian Verner Panton “Kurve” Textile, Country Of Origin: Scandinavia, Circa Date: Mid 20th Century – The fresh citrusy colors of this Verner Panton textile will brighten any contemporary space. Panton is considered one of the most important midcentury designers. His works continue to influence contemporary artists today, and many of the design concepts that he pioneered are still being taught in art schools. This textile is titled Kurve and is part of the Décor I collection. This collection was created to allow people to recreate his iconic look in their own homes. It was one of the first collections made for the public.
Panton is famous for using color to accentuate form and give his pieces a dimensional quality. His pieces were meant to create an immersive experience and evoke emotion within the space. He worked with psychologists to explore the effects of color on emotion and the human experience. He intended his pieces to express a feeling of optimism for the future.
This piece uses the Panton curve. This design element uses three concentric circles to create the perfect path for the eye to follow. This series uses eight different saturation intensities in an arrangement that makes them appear to be a three-dimensional tube on a flat space. The result is minimalist yet vibrant.
Panton textiles were made to complement pieces of furniture, such as the famous S chair or his collection of flowerpot lamps. Panton’s rooms were filled with color, and textiles were used in accent pillows or to create floor to ceiling curtains. The rooms were created in a single color with various shades and saturation levels, or it could be combined with other intense colors for a dramatic effect.
This is a gorgeous textile that will bring a bright, sunny feel to the room. It is an important textile from an artist who continues to influence modern design today. This is the perfect piece for a retro room, or for an ultramodern one with streamlined shapes. It is versatile, and it will bring a colorful, contemporary feeling into the room.