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The image is © 1985 Cowtan and Tout.

 

Object Timeline

1985

  • Work on this object began.

1993

  • Work on this object ended.

2016

  • We acquired this object.

2021

  • You found it!

Textile, Cabaret, 1985

This is a Textile. It was designed by Larsen Design Studio and manufactured by Francesco Cicala Fu Salvatore and produced by Jack Lenor Larsen Incorporated. It is dated 1985 and we acquired it in 2016. Its medium is 68% cotton, 26% rayon, 6% nylon and its technique is jacquard woven. It is a part of the Textiles department.

Larsen Design Studio was formed in 1958 due to the expanding architecture and industrial commissions for the designers at Jack Lenor Larsen Inc. The studio began to explore new technology and develop new fibers, yarns, colorings, textures, and patterns for woven and nonwoven fabrics. Over the course of forty years the Studio developed some 3000 fabrics. Although designers within the studio were not acknowledged by name, the Studio began crediting project directors in the 1980s. Lisa Scull who worked in the Studio during this period was the project director for Cabaret. The textile’s composition of lines, stripes, and concentric arches contained within squares and rectangles on diagonal planes has the dynamic quality of some Art Deco textiles, but reinterpreted here with greater subtlety for a more contemporary palette. The rich midnight-blue and slate-gray weft threads creates a relatively neutral upholstery fabric that would accentuate rather than dominate an interior.
The fabric was discontinued in 1993.

This object was donated by Longhouse Reserve. It is credited Cowtan and Tout Larsen Archive Collection, Gift of Longhouse Reserve.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 369.6 × 146.1 cm (12 ft. 1 1/2 in. × 57 1/2 in.) Repeat H x W: 34.9 × 33 cm (13 3/4 in. × 13 in.)

Cite this object as

Textile, Cabaret, 1985; Designed by Larsen Design Studio (United States); 68% cotton, 26% rayon, 6% nylon; H x W: 369.6 × 146.1 cm (12 ft. 1 1/2 in. × 57 1/2 in.) Repeat H x W: 34.9 × 33 cm (13 3/4 in. × 13 in.); Cowtan and Tout Larsen Archive Collection, Gift of Longhouse Reserve; 2016-32-2

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