edited by Sheila Kim -- Interior Design, 2/1/2004 12:00:00 AM
Gunta Stölzl wasn't only a gifted textile artist—from 1925 to 1931, she was also the only female director of a Bauhaus department, weaving. Many of her patterns from that era were never realized, however, as she designed more than the short-lived institution could produce.
Rug designer and manufacturer Christopher Farr has now brought seven of Stölzl's long-lost patterns to light. Her 1920 Collage mixes taupe, pink, and black squares, while her Design for One Rug, 1926, is a study in stripes. All the rugs—hand-spun in wool and mohair, with Swiss chrome dyes—are going on show at Farr's namesake showroom in Los Angeles. February 14–March 15; 310-967-0064; cfarr.co.uk.