Textile with Fall Leaves

Textile with Fall Leaves

c. 1952

possibly by Astrid Sampe

(Swedish, 1909-2002)

designer

possibly by Nordiska Kompaniet

(Swedish, est. 1902)

manufacturer

Plain weave bleached linen, loom width, printed

Overall: 111.8 x 127 cm (44 x 50 in.)

The Harold T. Clark Educational Extension Fund 1953.79

Fun Fact

This characteristic six-pronged leaf is seen in several of Astrid Sampe’s designs from the late 1930s.

Description

Though Sampe’s later designs often feature abstracted grids and lines, this design harkens back to the designer’s earlier motifs with soft organic shapes. The placement of leaves in this pattern follow a prevailing geometry. Always concerned with functionality and practicality, Sampe’s designs were conducive to a variety of interior purposes such as drapery and upholstery.

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