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June 12, 2012

Anni Albers: Born on this day in 1899.

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3X10 Runner designed by Anni Albers in 1959.

With the belief that aesthetics should be a consideration in every aspect of daily life, Anni Albers joined the Bauhaus as a student in 1922. Though she wanted to be a painter, Albers and other female students, including Gunta Stölzl, were encouraged to join the Weaving Workshop, which included a class taught by Paul Klee. Albers took to this medium enthusiastically, experimenting with new materials for weaving and elevating textiles from merely a craft to an art form.

Looking at her Runner above, one can only imagine how she might frost a birthday cake. Cheers to Anni Albers on this day! 



Anni is quite bold for her time in the illustrious world of creativity of the early 1900's. Maybe cake wasn't her calling. Though my guess is chocolate butter cream. Or a complex lemon pattered weave.

Fun and memorable reading as i thought anni was completey forgotten.

Situ Moen

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