Dishtowel Bauhaus (2 Items)
Article Number 13931
50 x 65 cm
Absorbent Blend. Tencel® and Cotton.
The combination of cotton and the Lyocell fibre Tencel® makes this cloth absorbent and at the same time soft and durable. Tencel®, a cellulose fibre made from wood pulp, has extraordinarily high absorbency. The fibres have a structure that allows them to absorb moisture and derive it to the interior rapidly. A moisture film on the fibre, which could serve as a breeding ground for bacteria, is thus prevented from even developing in the first place. Tencel® is produced from cellulose, which is sourced from sustainably managed forests and plantations. The production process is a closed-loop cycle in which 99% of the raw materials and solvents used are reintroduced into the cycle and thereby reused. In addition, ten to twenty times less water is consumed than, e.g., for the fabrication of cotton. And, like cotton, Tencel® is biodegradable.
Rhythm in Space. Inspired by Bauhaus.
It is not only the Bauhaus principles and the Bauhaus building in Dessau as an architectural landmark but also the different Meisterhäuser – designed by Walter Gropius for the masters teaching at the Bauhaus – that remain influential to this day. During their scholarship project at the Bauhaus in Dessau, the study of the Meisterhäuser was the particular interest of the designers Anna Teuber und Franzi Kohlhoff. The former homes of the Bauhaus scholars are equipped with remarkable design elements which demonstrate a new way of living, for example, a walk-in wardrobe. In the residences, which were conceived as pairs of semi-detached houses, horizontal and vertical lines build the basic rhythm of the architectural concept and define the individual dimensions of each room.
For the pattern on these dishtowels, Teuber and Kohlhoff used the dimensions of the rooms in the Muche/Schlemmer house as a basis and translated them into an abstract notation of horizontal and vertical lines. After Oskar Schlemmer and Georg Much, other noted Bauhaus masters lived in this house, including the weaver Gertrud Arndt and the textile artist Gunta Stölzl. The decision of our two contemporary designers from Berlin to create textiles inspired by this particular Meisterhaus seems only logical. The dishtowels are manufactured by Schlitzer Leinen-Industrie Driessen in Hessen.
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