What is this?
Tangent irregular rounded forms, in red on a bright pink 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 in Europe and later head of textiles for all of Knoll, after Florence Knoll retired in 1965. Bauer’s large-scale designs in hot colors printed on velvet marked a departure for Knoll from the textural, hand-woven look with which it had become associated. The Bauer Print Collection was celebrated in the design press and Industrial Design magazine included it in its Best Designs of 1969 issue. The collection won the New York Industrial Award for Design Excellence in 1970; that... more