If you’re a serious Tumblr junkie, or just as into 1970s and 80s Italian design as I am, you may know of, or have luckily stumbled upon this brilliant and singular talent: Nathalie Du Pasquier. She is an original, and the world will be forever changed by her designs.
Du Pasquier is native to France, but has been living in Milan, Italy since 1979. A founding member of the Memphis Group, she has designed countless fabrics for that collective and beyond. Though I think of her most often as a textile designer, she has contributed a wealth of patterns to laminates, furniture, carpet, design objects, and of late is a prolific painter of fine art and art objects. You can imagine my surprise and utter shock when I happened upon a booth with her work at Art Basel in Miami last year. I feel so privileged to have seen her work in person. I had a fan moment with her art!
Visit Nathalie Du Pasquier’s website for more fun. There’s so much to see! Check out the section entitled With Alice. She and collaborator/photographer Alice Fiorilli make some clever, simple images together, such as this one below!
Madame Du Pasquier has plenty out there in the design ether, and if you’ve got the cash, you can scoop it up! Check out her ceramics and furniture available at the Memphis Design Store. One of my faves…
Or browse the Australian online shop Third Drawer Down, and snag some tea towels, coasters, bags, mugs, notebooks, napkins, ahhhh! I’m going crazy! I’m so excited! See why?
I’ll leave you in sheer bliss as you enjoy a couple more of her vintage textile designs below. Nathalie, I idolize you!