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What is this?

Structural open weave with vertical stripes alternating open areas with areas of densely packed warps. In "Natural" colorway.

Why is this in our collection?

As glass-walled office buildings proliferated in the mid-1950s, Knoll’s collection of casement fabrics, as a category distinct from draperies, expanded rapidly. Casements are defined as open weave or sheer fabrics that filter light without blocking it. In 1955, most of the casements Knoll’s line were simple plain-woven sheers but, later in the decade, Knoll began to commission designers to create casements with bolder textures and more structural interest. Anni Albers, who had long been concerned with the functional role of textiles in modern architecture, agreed to create designs on a royalty basis. Knoll introduced three linen gauze-weave casements by Albers: Lattice (1959), Rail (1962) and Track... more

This is a textile from United States. It is dated 1962 and we acquired it in 2011. Gift of Richard and Trudy Schultz. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

medium: linen technique: leno weave

Its dimensions are

H x W: 99.1 x 115.6 cm (39 x 45 1/2 in.)

This object was manufactured by Testori and produced by Knoll Textiles and designed by Anni Albers

This object was donated by Richard and Trudy Schultz

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