Audacious Memphis Group Pioneer Nathalie Du Pasquier Trades Design for Art
Good condition, some discoloration at bottom of print and bends in corner of paper. Offered unframed.
Nathalie Du Pasquier is best known as one of the founding members of Memphis and the designer of many of their amazing textile designs. George Sowden and Natalie Du Pasquier collaborated on numerous drawings of interiors, towns and cities expanding the view of Memphis design. Here Du Pasquier creates an animated pair of refuse containers, side by side, as if they are friends walking down the street together. The directional sign post design continues in the animated style. Both offer a ceremonial and totemic alternative to standard industrial products currently in use.
Series: One of a series of drawings of designs for Street Furniture.
Signature: Hand-signed in pencil at bottom right side NDP 84.
Image rights: The Modern Archive
Nathalie Du Pasquier 1984
In 1979, artist and designer Nathalie du Pasquier moved to Milan, where she became a founding member of the influential and decade-defining Memphis Group, along with Ettore Sottsass, Alessandro Mendini, and others, creating patterns for decorated surfaces, such as textiles and furniture. Despite her design success, in 1987 she shifted her focus to her fine-art practice, and painting in particular. Her paintings and works on paper feature geometric furniture, lamps, and the unexpected and energetic color relationships for which the Memphis group is known.
French, b. 1957, Bordeaux, France, based in Milan, Italy