Anni Albers

Anni Albers or Annelise Fleischmann is one of the most notable female designers to come out of the Bauhaus School. Joining in 1922 at the formation of the school in Weimar. The young designer after her foundation year was put into the weaving workshop, where she experimented with new materials, abstract and geometric designs, as well as forming innovative textile structures.

After her studies, she succeeded Gunta Stölzl as the head of the weaving workshop in 1931. Although in 1933 from increased pressure from the Nazi Party the school was closed. Albers and her family flee to America, where she takes a teaching position at Philip Johnson's avant-garde school, the Black Mountain College. In 1949 she holds a retrospective of her work at MoMA in New York.


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