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Eclat (Furnishing Fabric)

A work made of cotton, linen and rayon; plain weave with paired warps; screenprinted.

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  • A work made of cotton, linen and rayon; plain weave with paired warps; screenprinted.

Date:

1974 (produced 1976)

Artist:

Designed by Anni Albers (American, born Germany, 1899–1994)
Manufactured by Knoll International
United States

About this artwork

Anni Albers was one of the leading textile designers and weavers of the 20th century. She trained at the Bauhaus school of design in Germany, where she met her husband, Josef Albers. The Bauhaus closed permanently in 1933 under pressure from the Nazis, and the couple relocated to the United States. Throughout these years, Anni Albers continued to design and weave, and in the 1960s she developed a new interest in printmaking. Eclat, a seemingly random arrangement of small parallelograms arranged on the diagonal, was first conceived as a print and was subsequently produced by Knoll as a furnishing fabric.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Textiles

Artists

Anni Albers , Knoll International, Inc. (Manufacturer)

Title

Eclat (Furnishing Fabric)

Places

United States (Object made in), North and Central America (Object made in)

Dates

Printed 1976 , Designed 1974

Medium

Cotton, linen and rayon; plain weave with paired warps; screenprinted

Inscriptions

"Eclat" designed by Anni Albers for Knoll, International c 1976

Dimensions

282.3 × 143.8 cm (111 1/8 × 56 5/8 in.) Repeat: 12.7 × 45.8 cm (5 × 18 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of George Larson in honor of Christa C. Mayer Thurman

Reference Number

2014.1171

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