Mathematic Inspired Textiles

The image above is from an article in the November 1, 1954 issue of Life about textile print design titled "Mathematics by the Yard". Below are details of a few of the designs, plus a couple other math-inspired prints.

Pythagoras, 1952, designed by Sven Markelius (1889-1972),  Ljunbergs currently produces this design

Pythagoras wall hanging, c. 1952, 53.5" x 48". Modern 50 $1,120 at time of post

Rain, 1953, designed by Alexander Girard, produced by Herman Miller (pictured behind girl in Life image)

 Trapeze, c. 1950-1954, produced by Laverne Originals (pictured in orange-red colorway in Life image)

The designs below were not featured in the Life article, but have a mathematic feel.
Abacus, 1951, designed by Paul Rand (1914-1996), produced by L. Anton Maix, Inc. 

Equilibrium, 1972, designed by Gabrielle Fountain, produced by Heals of London


Anonymous said...

I love it... reminds Me of stig lindberg

Funky Home Finds said...

Just wanted to say...great post! And great blog in general. Look forward to all of your future entries!

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