Anni Albers Runner Rug

 

It’s quite wonderful when older designs look just as relevant today as they did in their original time period. This runner (design by Anni Albers ) adds pattern and texture, making it a perfect neutral backdrop for an entryway or hall.

With the belief that aesthetics should be a consideration in every aspect of daily life, Anni Albers (born Annelise Fleischmann) joined the Bauhaus Weaving Workshop as a student in 1922. Though her initial passion lay in painting, women were restricted at that time to textiles, which she nonetheless took to enthusiastically. Experimenting with new materials for weaving, she elevated textile design to a true art form. Rug designer Christopher Farr has brought two Albers designs into production for the first time. They feature a short, dense pile, letting them fit under doors and are crafted from hand-spun wool, which is then hand-tufted in India.

Measurements: L 10′ x W 3′
Materials: 100% wool; gauze backing.

 

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