Sample, Decor I Series, Square
This is a Sample. It was designed by Verner Panton and manufactured by Mira-X International Furnishings, Inc.. It is dated 1969 and we acquired it in 2017. Its medium is cotton and its technique is screen printed on supplementary warp pile (velvet). It is a part of the Textiles department.
Verner Panton believed that color played a greater role than form in design, but in these dynamic patterns, he plays with both. In each design, the color appears in eight degrees of saturation, from 15% to 100%; the graduated depth of color contributes to a sensation of three-dimensional depth.
It is credited
Museum purchase from the Members' Acquisitions Fund of Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum.
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Its dimensions are
H x W: 112.2 × 123.6 cm (44 3/16 × 48 11/16 in.)
It is inscribed
Mira- Spectrum- designed by Verner Panton for Miratex
Cite this object as
Sample, Decor I Series, Square; Designed by Verner Panton (Danish, 1926–1998); Manufactured by Mira-X International Furnishings, Inc. (Switzerland); cotton; H x W: 112.2 × 123.6 cm (44 3/16 × 48 11/16 in.); Museum purchase from the Members' Acquisitions Fund of Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum; 2017-9-4
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color.