ANTIQUE TEXTILE ART IV
A Collection of Oriental and European Carpets and Textiles
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46. 
carpet with concentric circles
maroc
monogrammed verner panton
denmark
circa 1974
295 x 205 cm (98 x 69)


Notes: symmetrically knotted wool pile on a wool foundation
Influenced by Berber weavings, this so-called ' Maroc' carpet exemplifies in its simplicity the op-art style of Verner Panton. The plain ivory background, reminiscent of the carpets of the Beni Ouarain tribe, is decorated by a series of concentric circles in tones of dark brown and shades of green, offset with respect to the centre. The optical illusion created by simply displacing a centralised motif from its usual position is a strong statement about our perspectives of design, inviting us to explore beyond our immediate notion of space.
Bibliography: A. von Vegesack, M. Remmele, Verner Panton - The Collected Works -Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, 2000.

 



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