Object Timeline



  • Work on this object began.



  • You found it!

Textile, Pallo, 2015

This is a Textile. It was designed by Akira Minagawa and made for minä perhonen. It is dated 2015 and we acquired it in 2018. Its medium is foundation 100% hemp, embroidery 100% cotton and its technique is embroidered on plain weave. It is a part of the Textiles department.

Akira Minagawa’s design process begins with drawing, and the mark of the hand persists in his finished textiles. This Bauhaus-inspired design appears as effortless as doodling on graph paper. In fact, dense embroidery in four colors fills the interstices in this pattern, while the dots themselves reveal the humble hemp chambray that is the foundation fabric.

This object was donated by minä perhonen. It is credited Gift from MINA CO., Ltd..

Its dimensions are

H x W: 161.3 × 80 cm (5 ft. 3 1/2 in. × 31 1/2 in.)

Cite this object as

Textile, Pallo, 2015; Designed by Akira Minagawa (Japanese, b. 1967); foundation 100% hemp, embroidery 100% cotton; H x W: 161.3 × 80 cm (5 ft. 3 1/2 in. × 31 1/2 in.); Gift from MINA CO., Ltd.; 2018-2-9

There are restrictions for re-using this image. For more information, visit the Smithsonian’s Terms of Use page.

For higher resolution or commercial use contact ArtResource.

If you would like to cite this object in a Wikipedia article please use the following template:

<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=https://www-6.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/1158862601/ |title=Textile, Pallo, 2015 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=16 May 2021 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>