19 March 2009

Bauhaus Textiles

Did you know the Bauhaus had a textiles and fabrics workshop? I felt like sharing some of the designs with you. The fabrics workshop was the women's domain, which has caused some academics to flag the Bauhaus's dubious gender agenda in the 1920s (when women were pretty much only allowed in the fabrics and textiles course). However the wall hangings, carpets and upholstery fabrics that came out of the school are unbelievable. I particularly like Anni Albers' designs. Here are some examples from her and others:



Kitty Fischer-van der Mijll-Dekker, Design for a woollen blanket, 1932, Gouache on chequered paper
Image from the Bauhaus Museum, here


Ruth Holl├│s-Consem├╝ller, Gobelin, c. 1926, Cotton and wool
Image from the Bauhaus Museum, here

Anni Albers, Red and Blue Layers, 1954
Image from the Albers Foundation, here

Anni Albers, Haiku
Image from the Albers Foundation, here
Anni Albers, Wall Hanging, 1925
Image from the Albers Foundation, here

2 comments:

Vegan and Vintage said...

Hey lovely girl,

If you are still interested in the knitting group, I am organising a meet up this sunday arvo if you are free (sorry about the late notice) anyway, would love to have you if you can come, details on my blog

Hollie x

Vegan and Vintage said...

Hey, got your rsvp but couldn't find an email address for you. Can you please email me at hollie@hokey.com.au so I can then reply to you with directions? thanks!