To commemorate the 100th anniversary of Bauhaus, the TextielMuseum is proud to announce a new collaboration with textile designer Mae Engelgeer. Inspired by the museum’s own collection and the Bauhaus movement, she created a modern table linen collection woven on digital looms in the TextielLab. Made for the by TextielMuseum label, the collection features an interplay of strong, graphic lines in subtle colours, woven in a rich structure and is available from 19 October.
Photo: Floor Knaapen
Inspired by Bauhaus
One hundred years after the Bauhaus was founded, the modern design principles of the legendary institute remain a source of inspiration for many artists, designers and architects. Mae Engelgeer’s collection is called ERA, as a tribute to the current centenary Bauhaus. The collection consists of a tablecloth in different sizes, a table runner and napkins. The Bauhaus influence can clearly be seen in the tablecloth’s graphic pattern and use of colour, as well as in the innovative yarns and variation in bindings.
Photo: Floor Knaapen
The ERA collection consists of tablecloths in three sizes: 160 x 380 cm (€213,-), 160 x 300 cm (€135,-) and 160 x 160 cm (€99,-), a table runner measuring 160 x 60 cm (€45,-) and napkins 38 x 38 cm in two different designs (€13,50 per napkin). The tablecloths, table runner and napkins will be available in the museum’s TextielShop, via by.textielmuseum.nl and in international museum-, design- and interior shops. During the Dutch Design Week 2019, the new table linen collection will be available at the Piet Hein Eek shop.
Mae Engelgeer translated classic Bauhaus principles into a contemporary product, using her own signature palette, contrasting harmonious colour combinations with bright accents. Reflecting Mae’s personal style as well as characteristic Bauhaus textiles is a refined use of lustrous materials, giving rise to subtle lines in the design. While the Bauhaus weaving department was known for incorporating new, glossy yarns such as copper and cellophane, Mae worked with a combination of viscose and polyester, creating a subtle sheen in her ERA table linen.
The design- and production process in the TextielLab
The table linen also features a wide array of structures. This is achieved by incorporating multiple bindings in a single textile, which is technically very challenging.
“I’ve experimented and developed new designs in the TextielLab for years, and in this commission, I wanted to push the boundaries of what a loom can do”
– Mae Engelgeer about the design process in the TextielLab
Designing textiles is Dutch designer Mae Engelgeer’s primary focus. She studied at the Amsterdam Fashion Institute and the Sandberg Institute, before going on to start her own studio in 2013. Working from her fascination with craftsmanship, she explores the possibilities of modern machinery, translating traditional techniques into contemporary textiles. In addition to her own collections, Mae has also worked with international brands such as cc-tapis, Kvadrat, FEST Amsterdam and Auping.
The production process in the TextielLab
As a label, by TextielMuseum brings the rich collection of the museum and the expertise of the TextielLab together in a unique way. With over 100 years of art and design heritage, the museum collection is an important source of inspiration. The development and production of products for the label take place in the TextielLab. Every year, the TextielMuseum invites top designers such as Viktor&Rolf, Scholten & Baijings, Hella Jongerius and Studio Job to create new products for the label. by TextielMuseum products are now available worldwide via museum and design stores.