Java Textile, from the Tell collection
For Vlisco’s 2015 Pop-Art themed Tell collection, graphic designer Michiele Shuurman spent over a year working with the company’s technicians to develop a pattern inspired by light-emitting neon tubes. The luminous glow of acid color surrounding each tube is created with hundreds of tiny dots known as a halftone raster, another nod to Pop-Art and to Roy Lichtenstein, who made the dot patterns famous.
The pattern itself is based on interlocking Arabic ornaments. “I’m not afraid to use ornamentation in my work,” Schuurman explains. “…The concept is always visual. I’m interested in maximizing.”
This object was
It is credited
Gift of Vlisco Netherlands B.V..
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Its dimensions are
H x W: 548 × 120 cm (17 ft. 11 3/4 in. × 47 1/4 in.)
Cite this object as
Java Textile, from the Tell collection; Designed by Michiel Schuurman ((Dutch, b. 1974)); cotton; H x W: 548 × 120 cm (17 ft. 11 3/4 in. × 47 1/4 in.); Gift of Vlisco Netherlands B.V.; 2017-57-10
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial.