Spice Garden (Furnishing Fabric)

A work made of cotton, plain weave; supplementary pile warps forming cut, solid velvet; printed.

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  • A work made of cotton, plain weave; supplementary pile warps forming cut, solid velvet; printed.

Date:

1981

Artist:

Designed by June Groff (American, 1903–1974) and Larsen Design Studio (American, 1958–1997)
Produced by Jack Lenor Larsen Inc. (American, 1952-1997)
United States, New York, New York

About this artwork

June Groff’s Spice Garden pattern, designed in the mid-1940s, became the first printed textile produced by the firm of Jack Lenor Larsen Inc. While the design initially was printed on plain cotton, its popularity led to the production of a velvet version as part of the 1981 Magnificata collection. The name of the collection could be a reference to the idea of praising or lauding virtues, whether those were Groff’s virtues as an artist and designer or the virtues that she found in nature and celebrated in her design.
—Modern Velvet: A Sense of Luxury in the Age of Industry, Oct 21, 2016-Mar 19, 2017, Galleries 57-59

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Artist

Larsen Design Studio

Title

Spice Garden (Furnishing Fabric)

Origin

New York City

Date

1981

Medium

Cotton, plain weave; supplementary pile warps forming cut, solid velvet; printed

Dimensions

257.5 x 136.7 cm (101 3/8 x 53 7/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Jack Lenor Larsen

Reference Number

1984.1536

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