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Length of furnishing fabric: Pythagoras

Swedish (marketed in United States)
Designed by Sven Markelius (Swedish, 1889–1972), Designed for Nordiska Kompaniet's Textilkammare (Swedish), Marketed by Knoll Textiles (American, founded 1947)

Object Place: Stockholm, Sweden


171 x 130 cm (67 5/16 x 51 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton, screen printed

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Printed cotton with bold geometric design of interlocking lines and triangles, predominantly in blues, with black, green, and yellow on white ground.


Private collection; Purchased by Giles Kotcher, about 1998; Purchased by the MFA, June 24, 1998.

Credit Line

Mary L. Smith Fund