See more objects with the color dimgrey darkolivegreen rosybrown sienna tan or see all the colors for this object.

Object Timeline

1976

  • Work on this object began.

2011

2015

2021

  • You found it!

Textile, Pyramid, 1976

This is a Textile. It was produced by Knoll Textiles. It is dated 1976 and we acquired it in 2011. Its medium is cotton and its technique is screen printed on plain weave. It is a part of the Textiles department.

Christa Haüsler-Goltz studied with Margaret Hildebrand at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Hamburg. Haüsler-Goltz had a long and fruitful career as a freelance textile designer, including a 10-year association with Taunus Textildruck. Through a personal connection with the former director of Knoll Textiles, Suzanne Huguenin, she was introduced to Barbara Rodes-Segerer, then vice president for design of Knoll Textiles, who commissioned her to design a collection of prints. The collection was introduced in 1977 at Heimtextil, the contract textiles trade fair in Frankfurt. Pyramid, one of two printed cottons in Haüsler-Goltz’s collection, brings vitality to a static geometric pattern through carefully modulated bands of color.
This would be the first design by Haüsler-Goltz’s in the museum’s collection.

It is credited Gift of Cindia Cameron.

  • Cocktail Set, ca. 1928
  • silver-plated brass and “vitrolite” glass.
  • Lent by Milwaukee Art Museum, Purchase, with funds from Demmer Charitable....
  • 45.2016.1a/h

Its dimensions are

H x W: 279.4 x 132.1 cm (110 x 52 in.)

Cite this object as

Textile, Pyramid, 1976; Produced by Knoll Textiles (United States); Germany; cotton; H x W: 279.4 x 132.1 cm (110 x 52 in.); Gift of Cindia Cameron; 2011-21-4

There are restrictions for re-using this image. For more information, visit the Smithsonian’s Terms of Use page.

For higher resolution or commercial use contact ArtResource.

If you would like to cite this object in a Wikipedia article please use the following template:

<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=https://www-6.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18789021/ |title=Textile, Pyramid, 1976 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=27 September 2021 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>