Double Cloth. Multi-colored Panes, 3/8 - 1" wide. Pattern repeat Vert. 45.25"; horiz. 25". Blue, red & black. Midnight Blue

%C2%A9 Jack Lenor Larsen%2C Inc.%2C Richard Landis%2C Larsen Design Studio

Landis, 1973

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Gift of Cowtan & Tout, Inc.expand_more  99.1.418.1

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Landis, named after the artist whose unique handwoven textiles inspired the design, was a popular upholstery fabric that soon became a signature cloth for the company.

In developing the design, the studio worked extensively with a Swiss mill to refine the pattern. After a few years of production, the mill altered equipment and could no longer weave this type of cloth. Larsen had faced similar difficulties before and often found a new supply source. The solution for continued production of Landis proved more challenging. Mark Pollack, project manager for this endeavor, worked with a mill in New Zealand and developed a totally new cloth, Landis II, which captured the essence of the earlier Larsen textile and the art that inspired it.

Details
Title
Landis
Artist Life
born 1931
Role
Designer
Accession Number
99.1.418.1
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Double Cloth. Multi-colored Panes, 3/8 - 1" wide. Pattern repeat Vert. 45.25"; horiz. 25". Blue, red & black. Midnight Blue

© Jack Lenor Larsen, Inc., Richard Landis, Larsen Design Studio