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Sidewall, Soft Spots

This is a sidewall. It was designed by Grethe Sørensen and manufactured by Wolf-Gordon Inc.. It is dated 2014 and we acquired it in 2015. Its medium is digital print on vinyl. It is a part of the Wallcoverings department.

Cooper Hewitt has received a gift offer of one four yard length of Soft Spots designed by Danish textile artist Grethe Sørensen for Wolf-Gordon. Soft Spots contains a dotted pattern with gradated hues that produce a soft, unfocused look. The digital printing on vinyl allows for this very subtle color diffusion which feels ethereal and calming. Soft Spots was selected from a collection of three wallcoverings Sørensen designed for Wolf-Gordon as it was the most unusual of the three and representative of the designer’s other work. This collection for Wolf-Gordon is Sørensen’s first venture into commercial applications.

This object was donated by Wolf-Gordon Inc.. It is credited Gift of Wolf-Gordon Inc..

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Its dimensions are

L x W: 365.8 × 127 cm (12 ft. × 50 in.)

Cite this object as

Sidewall, Soft Spots; Designed by Grethe Sørensen (Danish, b. 1947); Manufactured by Wolf-Gordon Inc. (United States); USA; digital print on vinyl; L x W: 365.8 × 127 cm (12 ft. × 50 in.); Gift of Wolf-Gordon Inc.; 2015-33-1

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