Artist/Designer: Nathalie Du Pasquier
b. 1957, Bordeaux, France
Title: Cauliflower Bowl 1985
Dimensions: 3.5" h x 13.75" diameter
Manufacturer: Memphis/Milano. Made in Italy
Details: Printed on bottom: Memphis Milano, Made in Italy, Design: Nathalie du Pasquier. This example in pristine condition in original carton. Designed as part of the 1985 Memphis Collection. Additionally a small edition of this design was selected for Bloomingdale's "Ecco L'Italia" event in their New York flagship store.
Notes from the Archive: A self-taught artist, Nathalie Du Pasquier’s colorful compositions and geometric graphics grace numerous decorated surfaces, including textiles, carpets, plastic laminates, furniture, and objects. In 1979, she moved to Milan where she helped to establish the Memphis Group in 1981.
Du Pasquier drew inspiration for her early work from the punk scene, African-printed textiles, and her meeting with future-husband George Sowden. From these influences, she has established for herself a visual vocabulary, she sees it as “an automatic language I would use on anything”. This visual vocabulary of Du Pasquier’s particularly explores the notion of creating an illusion of space on a flat plane. As well as her highly recognizable contributions to the Memphis Group, Du Pasquier has collaborated with a number of well-known brands, including Fiorucci (early 1980s), Wrong For Hay and Uniqlo (2013), and American Apparel (2014) and there have been numerous successful gallery exhibitions for her drawings and paintings.
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