Anni Albers was one of the many famous students of the
Bauhaus art school that operated in Weimar, Germany from 1919 to 1933. In 1925,
Anni married Josef Albers, and together they would become one of the most
prominent couples at the Bauhaus. During their time at the institution, the
faculty also included Paul Klee and Wassily Kandinsky.
It was at the Bauhaus that Albers began her exploration of
textiles, especially their light reflection, durability and sound absorption.
After moving on the Black Mountain College in North Carolina, Albers textile
work garnered considerable attention in the United States, culminating in a show
at the Museum of Modern Art in 1949.
Albers' work continued to receive attention and acclaim
throughout the rest of her life. Her last two decades saw her reputation as one
of the foremost textile artists cemented with various honorary doctorates and an
American Craft Council Gold Medal in 1980. Albers' continued to travel and work
until her death in 1994.
Chenille Stripe: Thistle is one of Anni Albers' most famous
textile works. Designed in 1946, this decorator fabric has a design of dark
brown chenille stripes over a polyester tricot backing.
Chenille Stripe: Thistle fabric has so many possibilities...
draperies, wall hangings, seat cushions, pillows, lampshades, slipcovers and
table covers are just a few of the items that can be made from this designer
J&O's selection of Anni Albers' perpetually modern Chenille
Stripe design is the perfect starting point for your decorative projects.
Backing: Polyester tricot
Lightfastness: 40+ hours
Durability: 40,000+ double rubs
Flammability: This textile meets all appropriate
flammability requirements, including California Bulletin #117, and is
compatible with California Bulletin #133.
Code: S-Clean with mild, water-free dry cleaning solvent.
This product is made by Maharam.