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Vintage Verner Panton Kurve Textile in Blue. Size: 3 ft 11 in x 9 ft 2 in



Vintage Verner Panton textile, Denmark, mid-20th century. Size: 3 ft 11 in x 9 ft 2 in (1.19 m x 2.79 m) This blue textile exhibits a signature “Kurve” pattern by the iconic Verner Panton. There is an organic flow vitalizing this piece: the deep aqua hues cast in a repeated curling pattern are reminiscent of the ocean at night as cool dark waves wash smoothly upon the shore in shadows. The brightest blue color on the innermost lines of the repeated trio is what the eye is instantly drawn to in this textile – the color is electric, pulsating, especially how it is placed against a deep navy backbone that allows the highlight to shine freely. Considering the color choice and design, this composition feels animated and flowing. Verner Panton was well known in his extensive design career for his innovation and futuristic style.


  • Creator
    Verner Panton (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 110 in. (279.4 cm)Width: 47 in. (119.38 cm)Depth: 0.25 in. (6.35 mm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    Mid-20th Century
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 477201stDibs: LU85972303972

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About Verner Panton (Designer)

Verner Panton introduced the word “groovy” — or at least its Danish equivalent — into the Scandinavian-modern design lexicon. He developed fantastical, futuristic forms and embraced bright colors and new materials such as plastic, fabric-covered polyurethane foam and steel-wire framing. And Panton’s ebullient Pop art sensibility made him an international design star of the 1960s and ’70s. This radical departure from classic Danish modernism, however, actually stemmed from his training under the greats of that design style.

Born on the largely rural Danish island of Funen, Panton studied architecture and engineering at Copenhagen’s Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, where the lighting designer Poul Henningsen was one of his teachers. After graduating, in 1951, Panton worked in the architectural office of Arne Jacobsen, and he became a close friend of Hans Wegner's. Henningsen taught a scientific approach to design; Jacobsen was forever researching new materials; and Wegner, the leader in modern furniture design using traditional woodworking and joinery, encouraged experimental form. Panton opened his own design office in 1955, issuing tubular-steel chairs with woven seating. His iconoclastic aesthetic was announced with his 1958 Cone chair, modified a year later as the Heart chair. Made of upholstered sheet metal and with a conical base in place of legs, the design shocked visitors to a Copenhagen furniture fair. 

Panton went on to successive bravura technical feats. His curving, stackable 1960 Panton chair, his most popular design, was the first chair to be made from a single piece of molded plastic. Three years later, he introduced the S model, the first legless chair crafted from a single piece of plywood, cantilevered on a round metal base. Panton would spend the latter 1960s and early ’70s developing all-encompassing room environments composed of sinuous and fluid-formed modular seating made of foam and metal wire. He also created a series of remarkable lighting designs, most notably his Fun chandeliers — introduced in 1964 and composed of scores of shimmering capiz-shell disks — and the space-age VP Globe pendant light of 1969. As you will see from the offerings on these pages, Panton’s designs are made to stand out and put an eye-catching exclamation point on even the most modern decor.

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Located in New York, NY

In business since 1980, Nazmiyal offers an extensive and diverse array of rugs and textiles, including rare and beautiful vintage Moroccan and Swedish carpets and fashion-forward modern and contemporary examples for today’s lifestyles. Their inventory, hand-selected from sources around the world, is constantly updated, insuring that cu...

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