Velvet with 100% silk face. Orange Persimmon

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Peking, 1971-1993

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Gift of Cowtan & Tout, Inc.expand_more  99.1.607.5

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Color, an important element of every collection, helps create a specific mood and provides a unifying presence. The richness of the Larsen color palette has always been a company strength, and Larsen designers took particular care with color specifications when working with manufacturers.

The company also drew on the psychological power of language when it named fabrics and colors. Peking and the colors “pigeonblood,” “puce,” “black pearl,” and “persimmon” suggest the exotic East, as does the fabric’s rich silk pile. That the fabric was actually woven in Torino, Italy, mattered little. Peking was first introduced in 1971, and by 1993, the line had thirty-one colors.

Artist Life
New York, est. 1952
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Velvet with 100% silk face. Orange Persimmon

© Jack Lenor Larsen, Inc., Larsen Design Studio