Ret Hügel (Ret Hill)

Ret Hügel (Ret Hill)

c. 1925

Josef Frank

(Swedish, born Austria, 1885-1967)

designer

Haus & Garten

(Austrian, est. 1925)

manufacturer

Plain weave cotton, loom width, printed

Overall: 76.2 x 137.8 cm (30 x 54 1/4 in.)

Educational Purchase Fund 1937.186

Fun Fact

This textile was printed by Josef Frank’s Austrian firm Haus & Garten. Later, the Swedish firm Svenkst Tenn reproduced the same pattern under the Swedish name Kullarna, meaning “The Hills.”

Description

Unusual for its color and simplicity of design, Ret Hill was also produced in green. These colors reflect an atmospheric landscape of grass and sky. This version may be the only complete width example to have survived from the period.

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