Audacious Memphis Group Pioneer Nathalie Du Pasquier Trades Design for Art
In very good condition, some slight bending at one corner. Offered unframed.
George Sowden and Natalie Du Pasquier collaborated on numerous drawings of interiors, towns and cities expanding the view of Memphis design. Here Du Pasquier has applied pierced geometric detail along the top of her outdoor bench design with a companion piece that may have been intended as an ashtray. A unique, one-of-a-kind drawing and design for a smart and eye-catching place to wait for a train or taxi.
Series: One of a series of drawings of Street Furniture in the Memphis style.
Signature: Hand-signed in pencil NDP 84 at the bottom right hand side.
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