Gunta Stölzl Plate 160 Rug
Written by Katie on March 24, 2009. Permalink
Originally created on paper at the Bauhaus in the 1920s, this work by Gunta Stölzl is impressive to behold. Realized into being by weaver Jack Lenor Larsen, the design (and price) should perhaps interest you enough to do a little design history research before purchasing.
A notable figure at the Bauhaus, Gunta Stölzl is known for her textiles as well as her leadership as one of the few women to teach at the Bauhaus, and the only woman to hold a senior role on the faculty…she explored ways to “reinvent” weaving and in the process evolved it from craft to industrial design. Fellow student Anni Albers described Stölzl as “having an almost animal feeling for textiles,” and having an affinity for color. (Stölzl credited Paul Klee with opening her eyes to how colors interact with each other.) Her work also shows an understanding of omnidirectional design, in how it is satisfying to approach each rug from any angle. -DWR
Handspun wool; cotton backing with latex adhesive.
W 8′ L 11′ H 1″
$5,000.00, Buy it at DWR.
Purchase Information:Price: $5,000.00
Available from: DWR