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.

the cotton linen anni tablecloth, $330, and anni napkins, $130 for four, are 9
Above: The cotton-linen Anni Tablecloth, $330, and Anni Napkins, $130 for four, are an ode to pioneering textile designer, weaver, printmaker, writer Anni Albers, who, notes Studio Ford, “inspired a reconsideration of fabric as an art form.”
the reversible anni quilt, $600 in king/queen size, is block printed, hand sti 10
Above: The reversible Anni Quilt, $600 in king/queen size, is block printed, hand stitched, and cotton-filled: each takes months to complete.

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Above: Gunta Napkins, $130 for a set of four, are named after Gunta Stölzl, “the head of weaving at the Bauhaus from 1927 to 1931, she was the only woman to ever become a master [the Bauhaus term for teacher].”