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At this juncture during MEMPHIS’s ongoing output since 1981, the gloriously-animated and colorful textiles used in various works were mostly by Nathalie Du Pasquier, a smaller group by George Sowden and Ettore Sottsass. It came into Du Pasquier’s mind that a collage-like melange of several different MEMPHIS fabrics upholstering a huge enveloping chaise longue would be a tour-de-force. In a way, it was a MEMPHIS approach to creating a crazy quilt imagery, a literal sea of patterns and images...READ MORE
Nathalie Du Pasquier (born 1957 in France) is a Milan-based artist and designer mostly known for her work as a founding member of the Memphis Group. Her early body of work includes furniture, textiles, clothing designs and jewelry in addition to iconic work in decoration and patterns. Du Pasquier met the designer George Sowden in Milan and in 1981 she and Sowden were asked to become two of the founding members of the Memphis Group by designer and architect Ettore Sottsass. Pasquier, the youngest member of the Memphis Group, designed textiles and furniture items. The group was known for making work under the motto "form follows fun". After the Memphis Group broke up, Pasquier shifted her focus to work on her solo career as a painter and sculptor.