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.
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.
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.