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Nathalie Du Pasquier An interview with the painter turned tile designer.

Nathalie Du Pasquier An interview with the painter turned tile designer.

  • Words Gabriele Dellisanti
  • Photography Bea de Giacomo

At the age of 22, French artist Nathalie Du Pasquier moved from her hometown of Bordeaux to Milan where she joined designer Ettore Sottsass in founding the Memphis Group, an influential collective of young artists who expressed their opposition to modernist trends through an oeuvre of brightly colored, oddly shaped designs. After over three decades of exclusively dedicating herself to painting, she discusses her recent collaboration with Italian ceramics brand Mutina on Mattonelle Margherita—her first-ever tile collection—and the role of color in her creations.

Your work has always been characterized by its use of vibrant color combinations. Why do they appeal to you?
Colors might be prevalent in my work but they only become vibrant when they are placed next to certain other colors...

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