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Textiles: Jack Lenor Larsen

Ausstellungsstrasse 60
8005 Zürich
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Pfingstweidstrasse 94
8005 Zürich
The fabrics created by the American textile designer Jack Lenor Larsen (b. 1927) often go through an elaborate artisanal process despite being serially produced. Larsen draws inspiration for his designs from traditional techniques and materials. The decoration fabric Shibori I, for example, was influenced by the eponymous Japanese resist dyeing technique as well as by hand-printing. Also inspired by the translucent Japanese shoji screens, the fabric was printed by hand and permanently pleated by machine.