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Textile, Fishnet, ca. 1947

This is a textile. It was designed by W Auger and produced by Knoll Textiles. It is dated ca. 1947 and we acquired it in 2011. Its medium is linen. It is a part of the Textiles department.

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.
Fishnet is an early Knoll experiment in casement fabrics—a literal translation of simple net structures. It is proposed for acquisition along with another early Knoll casement fabric, Minnow, and a later design, Rail. Together, these textiles would help document the development of casement fabrics.

This object was donated by Richard and Trudy Schultz. It is credited Gift of Richard and Trudy Schultz.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 45.7 x 148.6 cm (18 x 58 1/2 in.)

Cite this object as

Textile, Fishnet, ca. 1947. linen. Gift of Richard and Trudy Schultz. 2011-25-3.

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