A New Textile Collection Salutes the Women of the Bauhaus
Interwoven, LA textile workshop Studio Ford’s latest collection, pays homage to the often overlooked women of the Bauhaus. Founder Josie Ford says she was inspired by their work, tenacity, and “radical push towards modernism”—and by the movement’s refusal to, in Walter Gropius’s words, “raise an arrogant barrier between craftsman and artist.”
The new pieces reference Bauhaus geometrics in subdued shades of blue, yellow, and red, and, like all of Studio Ford’s textiles, are designed in LA and hand block-printed by the atelier’s team of artisans in Jaipur, India.
Interwoven was unveiled at Tautes Heim, a Bauhaus-era house designed by architect Bruno Taut in a modernist development in Berlin known as the Horseshoe Estate. Restored with period furnishings and potent primary colors, the house is on the UNESCO World Heritage list—and available for overnight stays as a “rentable museum.” Come see the collection and the setting.
Photography by Austin Leis, courtesy of Studio Ford.