László Moholy-Nagy – Composition C XII
Custom Bauhaus Art Rug

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  • Numbered Limited Edition 100 units.
  • Completely handmade process.
  • Delivery time approx. 12 weeks.
  • Tibetan handknotted.
  • In New Zealand wool
  • Original artwork.
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  • Hand-dyed and hand-woven in India.
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“Every period has its own optical focus.”

László Moholy-Nagy

Moholy-Nagy was born in Hungary on July 20th 1895. During his youth, he was strongly interested in writing and poetry. Later, during World War I, he began sketching and painting his experiences there. After leaving the military, he started studying art with Róbert Berény, one of the avant-garde artists who introduced cubism and expressionism to Hungarian art. One year later, he moved to Vienna and then Berlin.

In 1922 he met Walter Gropius, who invited Moholy-Nagy to teach at the Bauhaus School. With him, the school moved closer towards design and industrial integration, its original aims. Throughout his career, he became proficient and innovative in the fields of photography, typography, sculpture, painting, printmaking, film-making, and industrial design. He left the Bauhaus in 1928 and established his own design studio in Berlin.

After the Nazis came to power in Germany in 1933, he was no longer allowed to work there. He moved to London, where he formed part of the circle of émigré artists and intellectuals. In 1937 his artworks were included in the infamous “Degenerate art” exhibition held by Nazi Germany in Munich. That same year, on the recommendation of Walter Gropius, Moholy-Nagy moved to Chicago to become the director of the New Bauhaus. In 1939 Moholy-Nagy opened the School of Design in Chicago.

László Moholy-Nagy painted Composition C XII in 1924, at the beginning of his teaching career at Bauhaus.

We will custom-dye twenty-five colour shades and then weave the premium yarn of your choice, knot by knot. The custom rug that we create from Moholy-Nagy’s artwork maintains its very balanced minimalistic industrial design and celebrates Bauhaus and design in your own home. Our techniques and materials.

Numbered limited edition of maximum 100 fine handmade rugs with this art piece. Each rug comes with a sewn-on label with the artist’s signature image and numbered by hand, per order. When we have woven 100 rugs of this art piece, we will no longer offer this painting as a custom rug. If this art piece calls to you, we suggest you take your decision to buy now!

We will weave over 700 000 knots by hand to create this rug in the smaller size!

For environmental reasons and to provide our full bespoke service, our rugs are always made to order. Your rug is much more exclusive than a limited edition. It is a unique masterpiece of handcraft realized completely for you only.

Delivery time for this rug is approximately 12 weeks, depending on the desired size.

  • Technique: Tibetan handknotted in 100 knots per square inch.
  • Material: New Zealand wool.

Please note that the sizes are not exact to the centimetre and there is always a 3% variation margin in sizes and colours, due to the completely handmade process and natural materials.

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Biography summary extracted from Wikipedia