American designer Richard Landis is a master colorist and weaver whose visual language is that of an abstract artist. Using the interaction of threads to explore systems of closely related colors, Landis builds on the intrinsic grid of warp and weft to create patterns that offer endless variety—reiteration without repetition. Color Decoded celebrates Cooper Hewitt’s acquisition of six of Landis’s most important weavings.

This extended interview with Richard Landis was recorded in January, 2018, in his home studio in Prescott, Arizona.