I Cirri (furnishing textile) - ROM2005_1450_1


I Cirri (furnishing textile)

Maker: Gio Pomodoro
Medium:Hand screen printed cotton tabby
Geography: Italy
Date: 1957
300 x 136 cm
Object number: 2005.11.5
Credit Line: This acquisition was made possible by the generous support of the Louise Hawley Stone Charitable Trust
Not on view

I Cirri reflects Pomodoro’s large cast sculptures and prints that are worked into this textile. The lustrous finish shimmers and resonates, creating the illusion of depth. This design was first displayed at the Eleventh Milan Triennale (1957), in the section devoted to serial production, and won first prize. The Milan Triennale was founded in 1923 to promote an emerging modern Italian design identity. It aimed to link industry and commerce by placing emphasis on art and the creative contribution of designer-artists. Fine artists, such as Pomodoro, served to provide cultural recognition for Italian industrial design.

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