Textile, Triad, 1955
This is a Textile. It was produced by Knoll Textiles. It is dated 1955 and we acquired it in 2011. Its medium is cotton and its technique is screen printed on plain weave. It is a part of the Textiles department.
Triad, designed by Eszter Haraszty for Knoll, was featured in the museum’s 1956 exhibition, Design by the Yard: Textile Printing from 800 to 1956. The design also received the American Institute of Decorators first award for printed fabrics in 1955.
Resembling the keys of a piano in its elongated rectangular forms, Triad was promoted in musical terms, as “three harmonious color tones and one accent note.” The design showcases Haraszty’s talent as a colorist, combining bright colors with black, white, gray, or closely-related tones set off by a complementary color. Haraszty worked with Printex, the print workshop owned by designer Vera Neumann and her husband, George. George Neumann came from a family of textile printers and was known as a sensitive colorist—his skills no doubt helped Haraszty achieve her subtle palettes for Triad.
It is credited
Gift of Richard and Trudy Schultz.
Its dimensions are
H x W: 132.7 x 63.5 cm (52 1/4 x 25 in.)
It is inscribed
"Triad" designed by Eszter Haraszty for Knoll Associates Hand Screened (printed in selvedge)
Cite this object as
Textile, Triad, 1955; Produced by Knoll Textiles (United States); USA; cotton; H x W: 132.7 x 63.5 cm (52 1/4 x 25 in.); Gift of Richard and Trudy Schultz; 2011-25-5