Inspired by Sonia Delaunay, artist who "worked across the visual arts and design and is one of the original figures of the 20th-century avant-garde. She was among the first generation of artists to cultivate a non-figurative mode of expression in the 1910s, when, like wildfire, abstract art spread in a blaze of directions across the western world.
Sonia Delaunay developed an abstract idiom rooted in colour contrasts - a basic formula that expanded on across mediums, including in her extensive fashion and textile design work. By coupling abstract art with couture, Delaunay helped shape the modern woman of 1920s, the new woman, of which she was an embodiment. In an open and independent oscillating across boundaries, she took part in experimental Dada collaborations, started several small enterprises, and entered into commercial agreements for her textile designs.
Sonia Delaunay Was a well-known figure on the French and European art scene in her day, and her vast network numbered many of the period's now more famous artists, such as Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Wassily Kandinsky, Piet Mondrian, Jean Arp & Sophie Taeber-Arp, Tristan Tzara, and others - many of whom had migrated, like herself, to Paris, a modern art's international melting pot". - extract from foreword by Tine Colstrup & Poul Eric Tojner to a book "Sonia Delaunay", Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
Materials: mohair velvet (by Nobilis) or mohair velvet (by Pierre Frey), metal
Dimensions (cm) : 95 h (seat 45 h) x 300 w x 120 d