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What is this?

Length of printed velveteen with a strongly vertical design of two tree-like columns appearing to be composed of pieces of torn tissue paper, in electric shades of orange, yellow, fuchsia, pink, lime and mint green on a white ground.

Why is this in our collection?

This textile is from the Bauer Print Collection by German designer Wolf Bauer for Knoll Textiles International. The collection was developed as part of a new push for prints under the guidance of Barbara Rodes, the head of textiles for Knoll in Europe and later head of textiles for all of Knoll, after Florence Knoll retired in 1965. Collage could be considered the signature design of this collection, which was introduced in the United States by Knoll Textiles International in 1969. The textile proposed for acquisition has “Collage Designed by Wolf Bauer, 1967 © Knoll International Ltd.” printed in the selvedge, which may indicate that it debuted in Europe in advance of its launch in the United States.... more

This is a textile from Germany. It is dated 1967 and we acquired it in 2011. Museum purchase through gift of Knoll, Inc. and Laurence N. Strenger. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

medium: cotton technique: screen printed on supplementary pile (velveteen) label: screen printed cotton velveteen

Its dimensions are

H x W: 254 x 124.5 cm (100 x 49 in.)

It is inscribed

Collage Designed by Wolf Bauer, 1967© Knoll International Ltd.

This object was produced by Knoll Textiles and printed by Pausa AG and designed by Wolf Bauer

This object was donated by Knoll Textiles and Laurence Strenger and purchased from Cora Ginsburg, LLC

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