Wall Clock GEORGE SOWDEN & NATHALIE DU PASQUIER for NEOS by LORENZ, Italy, 1980s
Postmodern wall clock designed by the Memphis Group founding members and couple, George Sowden and Nathalie du Pasquier. Two layer frame in black and off white. Angular black and white central graphic pattern with stripes surrounded by white. Plastic frame, glass cover, screenprint on aluminum with printed paper. Signed with molded manufacturer's mark on back, "Neos of Lorenz Design Du Pasquier Sowden Made in Italy".
H 1.63 in. x Dm 13.5 in.
H 4.15 cm x Dm 34.29 cm
MANUFACTURER: Neos by Lorenz
DESIGNER: Nathalie du Pasquier
MATERIAL: Plastic, Glass, Metal
COLOR: Yellow, Blue, Red, Black, Green
PRODUCTION: Out of production
NATHALIE DU PASQUIER is a painter and designer. She was born in Bordeaux, France in 1957 and has lived in Milan since 1979 where she met the designer George Sowden. Two years after moving to Milan, she met Ettore Sottsass who invited her and Sowden to become founding members of the Memphis Group. Her iconic patterns for Memphis are today the group's most recognizable designs. They have become a widely recognized aspect of the Memphis brand and defined the esthetic of the 1980s in general.
In 1987, she dedicated herself to painting after designing furniture and objects. Over the past 10 years her fine art career has had strong recognition and her iconic Memphis work has been re-edited by brands like American Apparel and the Conran Shop, entering the lives of new generations and showing how relevant her early work is today.