"Gabon" Textile

Designer Nathalie du Pasquier French
Manufacturer Rainbow, Milan Italian

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Nathalie du Pasquier was a founding member of Memphis. Barbara Radice, Sottsass’s partner, describes her as "a kind of natural decorative genius—anarchic, highly sensitive, wild, abstruse, capable of turning out extraordinary drawings at the frantic pace of a computer. . . . [Her works] are enthusiastic, explosive, exalted, elated, as striking as neon in a tropical night." Du Pasquier’s complex repeating patterns embrace all manner of influences, including African textiles, Cubism, Futurism, Art Deco, and graffiti. This work belongs to a series based on African patterns. Other designs are titled Kenya, Zaire, and Zambia.

"Gabon" Textile, Nathalie du Pasquier (French, born Bordeaux, 1957), Cotton

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