Anni Albers

Casements with more structural interest


As glass-walled office buildings proliferated in the mid-1950s, Knoll’s collection of casement fabrics, as a category distinct from draperies, expanded rapidly. Casements are defined as open-weave or sheer fabrics which filter light without blocking it. Fishnet and Minnow were early experiments, both being literal translations of simple net structures.
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A Puzzling Order


Anni Albers used her art to introduce order and clarity into an otherwise unstable and chaotic world.  She grew up in Berlin during World War I and in 1933 was forced to leave Germany for the US after the Nazis came to power and closed the Bauhaus where she and her husband, Josef Albers, were teaching. She had joined the Bauhaus as a student in 1922. There she studied weaving and is best known for her woven art, produced over a weaving career of almost fifty years.  
Anni Albers, Knoll Textiles, Bauhaus, pattern

Beautiful Ladies


Admirers of this exquisite tapestry fragment woven in medieval Spain fondly refer to it as "the Drinking Ladies"—an apt description for the two pairs of beautifully-robed women who lift their cups and bottle in salutation. The Drinking Ladies communicates the pleasures of female companionship amid the sumptuous environment of the wealthier classes. This was the time when the Alhambra was in its greatest splendor, with every surface of the royal residence covered in elaborate decoration.
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Josef and Anni Albers: Designs for Living


Josef Albers, one of the most pioneering artists of his era, and his wife, Anni, considered by many to be the foremost textile artist of the 20th century, shared an aesthetic vision and philosophy that helped to transform the look of the modern domestic interior.
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