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What is this?

Simple open net with square grid of yarns, in "White" 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. 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 is a textile from United States. It is dated ca. 1947 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: net

Its dimensions are

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

This object was produced by Knoll Textiles and designed by W Auger

This object was donated by Richard and Trudy Schultz

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=http://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18789717/ |title=Textile, "Fishnet", ca. 1947 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=23 November 2014 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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