Anni Albers and the Tulip Chair

Anni Albers and the Tulip Chair

Alejandra Valera
May 23, 2008

Take one part Anni Albers fabric and one part Tulip chair, put them in a blender and what do you get? Well, probably a lot of threads, fiberglass and some aluminum -- so don't do that. Instead, just admire the marriage of Anni Albers and the Saarinen Tulip. A fine combination, indeed.

Anni Albers, who studied at the Bauhaus, was the first weaver ever to have an exhibition at the MoMA. An accomplished weaver and printmaker, her Éclat design was originally created in 1974 as a printed textile. The pattern was reintroduced by Knoll in 2008 and can be seen, among other places, on the Tulip Chair.

The Tulip Chair, which is also celebrating its 50th anniversary, is available with the Éclat, in bark, black, pine, scarlet and tangerine at DWR.

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