The spirited midcentury textile pattern shown on our watch celebrates "Calder #1", which Alexander Calder (American, 1898–1976) created in 1949. Illustrating the artist's interest in motion, energy, and perception, it features floating discs and dynamic lines in bold primary colors. This rayon-fiberglass fabric in The Met collection was manufactured by the New York—based design studio Laverne Originals as part of the company's Contempora Series of textiles and wall coverings.
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