Textile, "Repeat Dot Print", 2002 Medium: cotton, rayon, polyester Technique: jacquard woven and screen printed. Gift of Maharam. 2003-13-1.
What is this?
Length of woven fabric with wide horizontal bands of brown, greens, red and pink, some with woven patterns of dots or rings in varied sizes, over-printed with a column of large white dots.
Why is this in our collection?
In 2001, Maharam, a fourth generation family textile company, approached Dutch designer Hella Jongerius with an open objective to create a single textile which would permit a suite of chairs around a table to be cousins, meaning that while each is unique, they all appear to be related. Jongerius' design vocabulary, playing on the concept of random order, personalization of industrial processes, and manipulation of traditional manufacturing methods and materials lent itself ideally to this concept. This collaboration resulted in Repeat, a set of patterns designed by Jongerius, which introduces new dimension and context to upholstery textiles. Comprised of a series of patterns of singular theme... more