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What is this?

Vertical design of loom heddles in navy, turquoise, green and royal blue colorway on a white ground.

Why is this in our collection?

Eszter Haraszty was head of Knoll’s textile division from 1950 to 1955. She also served as color consultant to Knoll Associates and frequently collaborated with Herbert Matter on the company’s promotional materials. Her strong color sense had a major impact on the “Knoll look,” as she moved the company away from the earth tones popular at the time and developed a coordinated palette of bright, clear colors across the entire textile line. Fibra was one of Knoll’s most successful print designs, and it remained in production for 16 years. It was selected for MoMA’s Good Design exhibition in 1953 and won the American Institute of Decorators first award for printed fabrics in 1954. To create the... more

This is a textile from United States. It is dated 1953 and we acquired it in 2011. Gift of Larry Weinberg. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

medium: linen technique: screen printed on plain weave label: screen printed linen

Its dimensions are

H x W: 416.6 x 129.5 cm (13 ft. 8 in. x 51 in.)

This object was printed by Printex and produced by Knoll Textiles and designed by Eszter Haraszty

This object was donated by Larry Weinberg

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