»It was a way of life, of transferring into the world of the western home the culture of rock music, travel and a certain excess«.
As a member of the influential Memphis Group, Nathalie Du Pasquier broke new ground in the design world of the 1980s. Through her unruly aesthetic and iconic designs she challenged good taste and the idea that design’s main purpose was to be functional, or in Nathalie’s own words »Form didn’t have to follow function, a telephone could have the shape of a banana.«
Today, Nathalie Du Pasquier is mainly active as an artist, but she’s also currently creating work for Wrong for Hay and American Apparel.
Listen to our podcast with Nathalie Du Pasquier, produced in collaboration with The Swedish Center for Architecture and Design. Tickets: 150 skr here.
Nathalie Du Pasquier, Wrong for Hay, 2013.
Nathalie Du Pasquier, cushions, Wrong for Hay, 2013.
Nathalie Du Pasquier, textiles, Wrong for Hay, 2013.
Royale Dormeuse, Memphis, 1983. Photo: Studio Azzurro.
Nathalie Du Pasquier, drawings, 1983.
Nathalie Du Pasquier, oil on canvas, 2004.
Nathalie Du Pasquier, oil on canvas, 2002.