Mylar embroidery in 2.75" squares with 1" sq. center on nylon scrim backing. Approx. rpt. 39". Gold. Machine Embroidered Golden Topaz

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Magnum, 1970-1992

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Magnum is perhaps the most famous of all Larsen fabrics. Initially commissioned as the Symphony Hall curtain for the Phoenix Civic Plaza, the fabric was installed in 1972. Still in use, the curtain required 600 yards of material and replicates the boldness of the hand-embroidered mirror work of northwest India. Designers experimented extensively to find the ideal materials and technical adjustments of the mechanical embroidery equipment to create a stable fabric. Magnum was available in the original “flame,” this “golden topaz,” and several other colors until 1992.

Details
Title
Magnum
Artist Life
born 1922
Role
Designer
Accession Number
99.1.463.1
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Mylar embroidery in 2.75" squares with 1" sq. center on nylon scrim backing. Approx. rpt. 39". Gold. Machine Embroidered Golden Topaz

© Jack Lenor Larsen, Inc., Win Anderson, Larsen Design Studio