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Textiles: Gunta Stölzl

Ausstellungsstrasse 60
8005 Zürich
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Pfingstweidstrasse 94
8005 Zürich
The textiles from the collection of the Bauhaus master craftswoman Gunta Stölzl (1897–1983) are hand-woven templates for machine production from the Dessau textile workshop. The only woman among the young Bauhaus masters, Stölzl became director of the weaving workshop in 1927 and was responsible for its high-quality output. She succeeded in developing a convincing synthesis of technical skill and aesthetic form, imparting it to her students through her excellent teaching. In addition to experimenting with different materials and types of weaving, one of her stylistic hallmarks is the stripe, which allowed her to demonstrate the right proportions of forms and colors­­.