Audacious Memphis Group Pioneer Nathalie Du Pasquier Trades Design for Art
In very good condition, some slight bending near corners. Offered unframed.
Nathalie Du Pasquier is best known as one of the founding members of Memphis and the designer of many of the amazing textile designs. George Sowden and Nathalie Du Pasquier collaborated on numerous drawings of interiors, towns and cities expanding the view of Memphis design. Here Du Pasquier offers two designs for refuse containers, one with a flag so as to be highly visible and the other in a bright blue color. To the Memphis designers even the lowliest functions deserved good design. Both offer a ceremonial and totemic alternative to standard city trash bins.
Series: One of a series of drawings of designs for Street Furniture.
Signature: Hand-signed in pencil NDP 84 at bottom right corner.
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