If you’ve been under a rock for the last month, you’ll be one of the few people that doesn’t know about the Victoria & Albert Museum’s Modernist exhibition, which runs from April 6th to July 23rd. If you want to know more about the exhibition in general, check out:
One of the sidelines of the exhibition is a specially-designed Habitat range in association with the V&A, including posters (more on those later) and rugs by modernist designers E McKnight Kauffer and Gunta Stölzl.
McKnight Kauffer is a designer whose works once dominated the poster hoardings of Britain. One of his modernist rug designs (pictured) has been re-issued by Habitat. If you want to see the original, head over to the V&A.
Gunta Stölzl was one of the first women to study at the Bauhaus school, producing wall hangings that have become icons of modernism. The rug design produced for Habitat is one such piece. Again, the original is in the V&A.
The reproduction modernist rugs are available for around £250.