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Anni Albers Wall Hanging, 1925/2021 | Online Exhibition

One of the most important textile artists of the 20th century, Anni Albers is the latest iconic designer to be showcased for twentytwentyone’s 25th anniversary. 

twentytwentyone has collaborated with world renowned contemporary rug designers Christopher Farr and the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation to recreate and reissue a historic design from the Albers archive: Wall hanging 1925.

Anni Albers Wall Hanging, 1925/2021 | Online Exhibition

To mark our 25th anniversary, in our namesake year, and to pay homage to one of the most prolific textile artists of the 20th century, twentytwentyone are honoured to present Anni Albers Wall Hanging, 1925/2021 in collaboration with Christopher Farr and the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation.

Originally designed in 1925, the wall hanging is a classic example of Anni Albers' modernist approach to colour, abstract pattern and texture, and exemplifies her pioneering work that blurs the lines between art and craft. 

Anni Albers. Photo by Helen Post Modley
© Courtesy of Western Regional Archives, State Archives of North Carolina

Anni Albers. Photo by Helen Post Modley

© Courtesy of Western Regional Archives, State Archives of North Carolina

The finished textile, woven in a rich blend of wool, cotton and silk, has been created using numerous techniques to capture the complex detailing of the intricate archive design. Crafted in the UK, yarns from a Yorkshire Mill have been fastidiously matched, accurately replicating the textures and hues of the original 1925 piece.


The year 2021 not only marks our 25th anniversary but also the 50th anniversary of the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation and the 30th anniversary of Christopher Farr; therefore making the wall hanging a fittingly serendipitous and celebratory collaboration.


We wanted to share the full story behind this very special collaboration between twentytwentyone, The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation and Christopher Farr.


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