Written by Sara Black
Deadly Ponies and weave queen, Anni Albers, join part-posthumous forces to bring you a striking (and highly collectable) collection of leather goods.
Who is Anni Albers and where does she sit in the cultural landscape? Anni, born in the late 1800s, was a German-born American textile artist and printmaker. One of the most influential of the 20th century, her style is unmistakably ‘Anni’ — colliding the traditional craft of weaving with strikingly modern geometric patterns.
A once-Bauhaus School student, her immense joy from the grid-like format of loom weaving and life-long fascination with abstraction, helped carve her career into the momentous highlight of a solo exhibition at New York’s prestigious Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).