SOLD BY THE ROLL - TOTAL ROLL LENGTH 8M ‘With Verticals’ has been interpreted as wallpaper to complement the woven offering within the collection. Inspired initially by a cotton and linen wall hanging produced by Albers in 1946, it has been printed on grasscloth to create textuality, connecting it to the original work.
Child’s Check is inspired by ‘Rug Design for Child’s Room’, a work by Albers in 1928. It was not a completed work but a sketch, which Albers later planned to create as a textile piece. The design has been re-imagined in the brand’s house colours and tones to compliment the new collection.
Triangulated Intaglios VI’ was part of Anni’s later period of works. The design was created in the 1970s and had a geometric purity that only Albers could have achieved. Emulating the same purity in a textile form was a challenge, but by increasing the scale of the design of the woven pattern, we were able to mimic the same crispness of line as found in the original work.
Hanging 1925 is inspired by a work called ‘Wall Hanging’, created in 1925 by Albers. As the most prominent artist in the school of textiles, Albers was well known for using geometric abstraction in her weavings. The new colourways stay true to Albers’ vision and unique narrative when using colours together. The design focuses on the original work’s weave construction and rich texture.
Frieda has a timeless woven construction; the ideal plain weave is presented in complimentary tones to those of the collection. In addition, its cotton to linen ratio makes it the perfect weight for curtains or upholstery.
The inspiration for Camino Real weave came from a preparatory study in the 1960s. Anni was commissioned to produce a wall hanging installation for the Camino Real Hotel in Mexico. Our challenge was to deconstruct the drawing and then convert it into a woven design with the same level of detail that Anni would have applied to the final work. The yarn colours were taken from the comparative picture, using the same blue tones and rich terracotta colours.
Black Mountain accurately represents Anni’s skill as a designer and weaver. The original work, ‘Untitled’ 1941, has a highly complex weaving pattern and combines five yarn materials: rayon, linen, cotton, wool, and jute. Refining and developing Anni’s original weave construction was the key to evolving the design, which has created this modern pattern.